The Black Achievement Conference is an inspiring day with a line-up of speakers from London’s African-Caribbean community. The conference provides a taste of higher education and encourages students to continue to aim high. It celebrates past achievements and involves parents/carers in the education decision-making process.
Speakers in October 2017 included Kat B from MTV and Bianca Miller, semi-finalist on The Apprentice in 2014.
The 2017 Black Achievement Conference took place on Saturday 21 October, on the LSE campus.
The event inspires students to aim higher, think bigger, realise their potential and make informed choices about what to do with their futures through activities such as:
- Motivational seminars
- Parent workshops with practical tips on supporting their child’s education
- Student life workshops led by LSE’s African Caribbean Society.
There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.
All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training before the event. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with LSE’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.
The Black Achievement Conference is open to high-achieving London state school pupils from African and Caribbean backgrounds in years 10, 11 and 12, who are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B grades at GCSE.
Please also see our core eligibility criteria.