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

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

Oxford University for Black Year-10 Pupils!

The University of Oxford’s Jesus College is thrilled to offer 10 fully-funded places at its impactful access summer school to Reach Society.

Forthcoming Events

  • 31/01/2020 6.30pm - 10th Year Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 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)
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

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.

As part of a new collaboration with University of Glasgow, the Reach Society is promoting this opportunity to talented Black Year-12 students from England and Wales.

Participants live in student accommodation for the week and all costs are covered by the university (food, accommodation & travel). Students can choose to study on one of five streams and will cover a range of subjects within that area in line with the flexible degree structure at the university. The streams for the 2020 programme are Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Medical & Life Sciences and Engineering.

Students will also complete an online academic module to support the transition between high school and higher education. Successful completion of all aspects of the programme may lead to an adjusted offer of entry upon application to University of Glasgow.

To be eligible, applicants must be in Year 12 England or Wales, and must have always attended a state-run school. Additional criteria includes:

  • In the first generation of your family to attend university
  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school or college with a below-average A-level score and/or a low rate of progression to higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • Have achieved at least five A or 7 grades at GCSE, and where applicable, taken subjects relevant to the course applied for.

Please note that applicants aren’t required to meet all of these criteria, however, the more you meet, the more likely you are to secure a place.

Applications will be open between 8 January and 3 March 2020. Applications must be made via the Sutton Trust, who are partnered with the university to deliver the programme.

To discover more about this opportunity for Black Year-12 pupils, please contact: Dr Dwain Neil OBE, Chairman, Reach Society via - [email protected] or Victoria Blades, Sutton Trust Summer School Coordinator, Glasgow University via - [email protected]