Reach Society

Building Connections
Founded in 2010
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

CV Review Clinic

Summer Leadership Academy


Glasgow University Summer School 2020

The Glasgow University Sutton Trust summer school is a week-long residential programme running between 5 and 10 July 2020. Senior high school students are invited to experience life at the University of Glasgow through participation in lectures and seminars and academic support sessions.

The 10th Year Celebration

Reach Society has just entered its 10th year and in 2020 it will be celebrating this milestone by honouring not one but four major contributors by showcasing their biographies on our website

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/02/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 27/03/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House tbc)
  • 07/04/2020 10.00am - 9th Careers Conference (Russell Square)
  • 24/04/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House tbc)
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


Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is continuing its work on raising attainment with Brunel University London by announcing a third scholarship at the institution
The scholarship, in conjunction with award-winning social enterprise, the Reach Society, is to address an under-representation of male black British students from a Caribbean background in the UK’s undergraduate population, and will provide financial support to fully cover the cost of tuition at Brunel University London.
The scholarship will be known as ‘The Grace Foods and Reach Society Scholarship’ and comes into effect at the start of the next academic year in September 2019.
“We are thrilled to continue to support this scholarship scheme. It is a fantastic privilege that we can offer the opportunity for a third student to benefit from a place at one of London’s most prestigious universities. At Grace we recognise our heritage and are proud to be able to help talented undergraduate students at all levels within Brunel,” says Robert Walker, Commercial and Community Manager of Grace Foods UK.
The scholarship will also be providing a paid internship of up to 10 weeks, at the end of the first or second year for the successful candidate.
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, of the Reach Society, added: “This collaboration has entered its third year and the scholarship recipients have enjoyed and valued this extraordinary financial support. Working with both Grace Foods and Brunel to generate opportunities for these young men has been a fantastic journey.”
Grace Foods will commit to funding one third of the cost of the undergraduate’s annual fees for up to three years - although students undertaking courses including a
year’s placement can also apply – with Brunel supporting the remainder.
Brunel’s Vice Provost, Professor Bill Leahy, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a passionate and innovative group in Reach Society to offer both a scholarship and opportunities for career advancement.”
Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact Dr Dwain A. Neil at the
Reach Society via email – [email protected] or telephone – 07949 431992.