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Reach Society News

Durham University and Reach Society
Supported Progression Summer School 2018
Reach Society has invited Durham University to showcase the benefits of its innovative summer school to talented young people in the Black community. 
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. 

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 06/10/2018 14.00pm - Durham University Summer School for Talented Black Students
  • 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)
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

CANDI holds 5th Employability Day

Students at the Centre for Applied Sciences had the opportunity to gain invaluable advice from a number of employers and professionals at the City and Islington College’s Employability Fair held on 20 February.

The event was organised by the College and the Reach Society with the aim of giving roughly 400 students access to high-achieving professionals and employers through informal networking and themed workshops.

The students were split into two sessions: those studying Engineering, Forensics, Sports Sciences and Animal Management & Care attended in the morning; and those doing General Sciences and Health & Medical sciences in the afternoon.

The workshops included themes on running your own business, networking and creating opportunities, wider personal and professional development, working in the private sector and public sectors, effective presentation tips as well as an interactive session with a Medical and STEM panel. The Society provided the team of workshop facilitators.

Exhibitors on the day included the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Veterinary College, the British Interplanetary Society, KPMG, Grace Foods, the RAF, Brunel University London, the British Army, Transport for London, the Ministry of Justice, Network Rail, and Alpha BSE Training.

Alistair Scott, Past President of the British Interplanetary Society, said: “Reach Society has done a lot with our organisation to get young people interested in space and science. Today’s event gives the students a range of options to think about within the engineering and science sector.”

Reach Society was set up as a social enterprise in 2010 to encourage, motivate and inspire young people, especially those from the Black community, to raise their educational attainment via greater contact with professionals.

Dwain Neil, co-founder of Reach Society, said: “The whole point of today’s Employability Day is to offer the students an interactive experience with several professionals and a cohort of employers. A lot of young people do not have a clear idea of their future options or the many opportunities which are ahead. Through this experience we are showcasing a variety of pathways to success, so that they can decide, or begin a process which helps them to choose future pathways to success.” 


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