SOBIA MALIK CONSULTANCY  mission statement:

  • Educational empowerment of young people, ethnic minority women, community organisations, universities as well as schools to raise standards and promote social cohesion


  • International educational research
  • Social history book and film production
  • Promoting social cohesion by building capacity at a strategic level in local authorities between universities, schools, community groups and service providers
  • Raising achievement in English and developing literacy across the curriculum in schools
  • Improving grassroots teaching and learning in the school, university, mosque, and community base to enable the ‘Closing the Gap’ agenda in educational attainment for vulnerable groups
  • Personal development programmes including Counselling/NLP techniques to empower pupils, staff, ethnic minority women and wider community groups

Providing high quality service of educational and personal development training programmes whilst ensuring satisfaction for schools, universities, communities and wider organisations. With bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of your organisation.


  • Accelerated Learners
  • Motivated
  • Confident
  • Higher in aspirations
  • Self aware
  • Achievers
  • Empowered
  • Professionally Developed

Peruse the website and if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me.

“I am always delighted to see books that record and honour the efforts of our parents’ generation in setting up home in Britain and bringing us up in strange and sometimes very difficult conditions. They were always willing to make sacrifices for us and as they take pride in our achievements we certainly are grateful for and humbled by their efforts. While my own upbringing was in London and mill towns like Burnley are ‘another country’ to me, these are the thoughts evoked for me by Sobia Malik’s painstaking, labour of love, ‘Our Work, Our Lives, Our Town: Burnley People, Pakistani Roots’.”

Tariq Modood MBE, AcSS,                                                                                                Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy,                                                       Director, University of Bristol Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Robert Schuman Fellow, European University Institute, 2013-15

“I can imagine you get a great sense of ‘job satisfaction’ and feeling of achievement in your job when you realise you have changed people’s lives – you have certainly changed mine. Thank you Sobia.” 

Anna, PGCE Trainee Teacher, Edge Hill University

I have found her professional advice over this period to be useful, well-informed and, at times, inspirational.”

Matthew Nicolle, Head of English, St Catherine’s Academy

“Sobia’s most outstanding quality is her tenacity in supporting young people and advocating for them…”

Jane Thompson, Educational Improvement Adviser, Bolton Council

“Sobia Malik was employed as an Education Attainment Consultant, in a collaborative joint venture with Bolton Council, to help improve the attainment of Pakistani young men… and brought with her a new sense of purpose for many of the people involved in the project. Sobia consistently demonstrates patience, perseverance and a real commitment to the future of young people.

She was a joy to work with and helpful in all respects.”

Dr Kamran Khan, Chairman Bolton Council of Mosques

“What impressed me most about Sobia was her student centred approach. Interestingly, the impact of her work is still evident today as many of the schools have been able to build on the seeds that were sown. Without her skilful approach, I am certain that the barriers would have remained mere anecdotes in the schools, rather than something explicit that could be planned for and addressed.

I find her to be very skilled in engaging people while at the same time maintaining a humane and simple approach.’

Michael Hawkins, Regional  Adviser Narrowing the Gap,                           Department for Education   DfE

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