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

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.

2019 Recognition Awards

On Saturday, 19 October, in Kensington a capacity audience of roughly 200 guests attended Reach Society's 8th Recognition Awards dinner. 

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.

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

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.

With Universify Education - a charity founded by former Oxford students - Jesus College organises teaching and motivation sessions for Year-10 pupils. These young people will be invited to live, eat, learn and thrive in the 16th Century central-Oxford College, giving a true insight into life at Oxford University.

The summer school runs from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th August 2020. There are thirty spaces in all, of which ten are reserved for Black young people attracted via Reach Society. All other participants will come from schools and communities in London that are currently under-represented in Oxford. The aim of the Universify Education programme is to widen participation at top universities, and Universify has demonstrated enormous impact in securing this objective.

Participants will be heading into Year-10 at school. After the summer school, the College will keep in touch with them to offer academic support and to arrange another residential for the same cohort in Easter 2021. They would then be invited back again in Year-12 for another stay in Oxford, as they start thinking about applying to universities.

Jesus College would love to receive applications from curious, independent-minded young Black men. They are particularly keen to support those who for various reasons may have struggled in their education to date. The College is not simply looking for applications from those with flawless school reports. They also wish to help support those who have not yet reached their full potential.

To discover more about this opportunity for year-10 pupils, please contact:
Dr Dwain Neil OBE, Chairman, Reach Society via –leriko@blueyonder.co.uk or

Dr Matthew Williams, Access Fellow of Jesus College -

matthew.williams@jesus.ox.ac.uk

(This is a new collaboration between Jesus College Oxford and Reach Society).