Reach Society

Building Connections
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A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is marking its first successful collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London by announcing a second scholarship.
2018 Careers Conference Report

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University. 

Employability Day in Wolverhampton

Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 20/10/2018 19.30pm - 7th Recognition Awards Dinner and 70th MBC Anniversary Celebration - guest speakers incl. Dr Victor Olisa, QPM Ex MPS Borough Commander; Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman, KIO; and Patrick Vernon, OBE and Windrush Day Campaign Champion
  • 26/10/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 30/11/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, 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