Reach Society

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Reach Society News

Insight into Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities.

2018 Is Our 70th Anniversary
In 2018 Reach Society celebrates the 70th year, the platinum anniversary, of the modern Black community (or MBC) in the UK, which began with the arrival of the 492 Windrush pioneers in 1948.
2017 Recognition Awards & QAVS Report
On Saturday, 21 October, more than 220 guests at Reach Society's 6th Recognition Awards celebrated the Society’s national honour, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service or QAVS (which is also known as the MBE for volunteer groups) which was won last June. This was a historic achievement because Reach Society became the first social enterprise, led by a team of male professionals in the Black community, to win this national honour.

Forthcoming Events

  • 23/03/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Brunel University London)
  • 04/04/2018 10.00 am - 7th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
  • 27/04/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 25/05/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.

 

Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner

Insight into Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities.

The programme is open to all state-educated Year 12 students in Greater London (or within an hour’s commute of central London). Where subject streams are over-subscribed we prioritise students who have the academic ability to come to Bristol, and who meet our widening participation criteria.

Students who take part benefit from:

  • sessions taught by leading academics;
  • access to the university facilities;
  • a chance to stay in one of our halls of residence;
  • the opportunity to spend time in Bristol and
  • a chance to meet and socialise with new people.

Students who successfully complete Insight into Bristol are eligible for a guaranteed offer from the university which will be at contextual level (usually two grades lower than the typical offer).

The only exceptions to this are interviewing courses such as Medicine, where we offer a guaranteed interview instead.

We also offer Insight into Bristol students support throughout Year 13 including on results day when we have a dedicated phone line for them.

Full details including subject streams available, eligibility criteria and a link to the application form can be found here:http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/teachers/post-16/insight/

I do hope some of your students will apply! The form is live now and will remain on the website until the 8th of March.

I’d be happy to answer any further questions you have on the programme.

Alex O'Driscoll, Outreach Manager

UK Student Recruitment Office, Directorate of External Relations

University of Bristol

Tel: +44 (0)117 394 1453 (office); email: alex.odriscoll@bristol.ac.uk