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Reach Society News

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.

Building Services Engineering Scholarships at Alpha BSE
Alpha Building Services Engineering Ltd (Alpha BSE) is delighted to announce two scholarships which will be offered in conjunction with Reach Society during the 2019-20 academic year.
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

Forthcoming Events

  • 29/05/2019 10.00am - Leicester Employability Day (at University of Leicester campus)
  • 31/05/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 28/06/2019 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 26/07/2019 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


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.
The scholarship, in conjunction with 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 2018.
“After the success of the first scholarship, it is a privilege that we can offer the opportunity for a second 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 support another student realise their potential and ambitions,” says Adam Reader, Managing Director of Grace Foods UK.
The scholarship offered by Grace Foods UK will be providing a paid internship of up to 10 weeks, at the end of the first or second year for the successful candidate.
In addition, Grace Foods UK will offer one female candidate or undergraduate, at Brunel, an internship to develop their skills and experience. Details of this will be advertised to Brunel University London students later in the year.
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Chairman, of the Reach Society, added: “We are delighted to be able to continue this social mobility project for a talented British young man of Caribbean background; plus introduce an internship at Grace Foods for a talented young woman from the same background.”
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. Brunel will contribute a further two thirds of the fees, resulting in a full fee waiver.
Brunel’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bill Leahy, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with a large and prestigious employer Grace Foods, and a leading community group 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 – or telephone – 07949 431992.