Reach Society

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Reach Society News

30 New Scholarships for British African Caribbean Students

The University of Glasgow's reparative justice programme will transform lives in the Black community.

The first project emerging from the collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Reach Society is the James McCune Smith Scholarships for British students of African Caribbean background who are admitted to undergraduate degree courses in 2019.

Employability Day in Leicester, 29 May
Young people, aged 10 to19, in Leicester 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 slightly more than two dozen local employers, large and small, at the first Employability Day held on 29 May 2019, on the campus of the University of Leicester.
2019 Report of the 8th Careers Conference

On Tuesday, 9th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community at its 8th Careers Conference. The attendance reached a new record of more than 1700 young people aged 13 to 24, and some parents. The turnout was a 50 percent increase on the year before.

Forthcoming Events

  • 27/09/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 19/10/2019 7.30pm - 8th Recognition Awards Dinner
  • 25/10/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House, TfL)
  • 29/11/2019 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:

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: