Reach Society

Building Connections
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

Employability Day in Wolverhampton

Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton 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 a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.

CANDI holds 5th Employability Day

Students at the Centre for Applied Sciences had the opportunity to gain invaluable advice from a number of employers and professionals at the City and Islington College’s Employability Fair held on 20 February.

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.

Forthcoming Events

  • 04/04/2018 10.00 am - 7th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
  • 27/04/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 25/05/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 29/06/2018 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
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Reach Society wishes to congratulate Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, for a lifetime of contribution to science and service to the British community. He is British of African Caribbean origin who has made history in becoming the first Black Professor in a Scottish university. In a distinguished academic career he discovered the Barley Abrasion Process. It was patented and used by the British Brewing Industry to great financial advantage. He was the fourth person to be awarded The Distinguished American Award, in 1998, for his research on cereals; in 2003 he received an OBE for scientific and charitable work; and in 2014 he was knighted.