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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

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.

This scheme is the first scholarship scheme offered by Alpha BSE, which aims to support young British adults to gain vocational skills and establish a career in the building engineering industry.

Alpha BSE is one of the leading building services engineering vocation skills training providers in London. Since 2002, the company has trained thousands of young men and women and skilled professionals to gain employment, creating a positive impact on the development of crucial infrastructure and building services industry.

The scholarship is available to young adults, age18 years and over, who want to study for a career in the construction and building services sector. With this scholarship, you could complete a City & Guilds Plumbing or Electrical Level 2 Diploma course worth up to £4,300.

"We are passionate about developing talent in young adults, to bring the best out of them all in order to help build our community. As a successful provider of technical vocational skill education in London, we are very proud to be working with Reach Society to provide training and experience to work-ready young adults to help them to achieve progressive and meaningful outcomes," Says Mr John Budu-Aggrey, Managing Director of Alpha BSE and Patron of Reach Society.

Alpha BSE will sponsor two full scholarships under City & Guilds Plumbing Study Level 2 Diploma and Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma, including full tuition fee and certification costs.

You are eligible to apply for the scholarships provided:


  • You are interested in Plumbing or Electrical Installation
  • You are 18 years old and above
  • You have GCSE or equivalent qualifications


The application deadline is the 31 August 2019. To request electronic copies of the application form, all interested candidates should contact Dr Dwain Neil at Reach Society via –

Completed application forms should be returned to the above email address no later than the 31 August 2019.