Reach Society

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Reach Society News

Durham University and Reach Society
Supported Progression Summer School 2018
Reach Society has invited Durham University to showcase the benefits of its innovative summer school to talented young people in the Black community. 
GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP
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.
2018 Careers Conference Report

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University. 

Forthcoming Events

  • 20/10/2018 19.30pm - 7th Recognition Awards Dinner and 70th MBC Anniversary Celebration - guest speakers incl. Dr Victor Olisa, QPM Ex MPS Borough Commander; Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman, KIO; and Patrick Vernon, OBE and Windrush Day Campaign Champion
  • 26/10/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 30/11/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 09/04/2019 10.00 - The 8th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
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

Durham University and Reach Society

Supported Progression Summer School 2018
Reach Society has invited Durham University to showcase the benefits of its innovative summer school to talented young people in the Black community. 
Young people in years 10, 11 and 12 and their parents or carers are invited to attend an awareness building event in order to find out about the Supported Progression Summer School programme, and the many benefits it offers via Durham University.
This event will be an awareness building session that will be held at:
Venue - Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (nearby tubes - Russell Square, Euston, Euston Square, and King’s Cross) 
Date - Saturday 6 October 2018
Starting time - 2.00pm and finishing at 3.30 pm.
Anyone wishing to secure seats at this event should contact: 
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Reach Society, Chairman via mobile – 07949 431 992 or 
Dr Donald Palmer, Reach Society, Programme Director via mobile – 07932 088 211
Send an email to the Society via – info@reachsociety.com  

What is Supported Progression? It is a programme for talented students who have the potential to study at a university like Durham, and who will benefit from additional help and support to reach their full potential. Supported Progression or SP offers a two-year coherent, structured programme of events and information. 
Events include a full day for you and a parent/carer; a two night residential event; and a five night residential summer school, which is assessed. 
Information provided throughout the event includes topics such as applying to university and UCAS, student finance, studying abroad, and a variety of skills workshops such as presentation skills, teamwork, time-management.
Those who successfully complete the SP programme and perform to the required standard in the assessed summer school project at the end of Year 12 will be recognised as having achieved a qualification equivalent to 16-32 UCAS tariff points. 
This will contribute towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme of study within the academic department where assessed at Durham University. Students will then receive a guaranteed, conditional offer for that particular course should they apply to Durham University during Year 13. 
Dr Dwain A. Neil, Reach Society, Chairman