Black Achievement Conference audience

The Black Achievement Conference: Years 10-13

LSE hosts a conference for African-Caribbean heritage students and their families as part of the UK’s Black History Month. 2017 marked the tenth anniversary of the Conference.

It was really amazing that the day also focused on parents and their roles in raising champions.
Conference participant

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 2018 included Kat B from MTV and June Sarpong MBE, British television broadcaster. 

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When and where does the conference take place?

The 2019 Black Achievement Conference will take place on Saturday 26 October on the LSE campus. 

What activities are included?

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.

Are there any costs involved?

There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.

What training do LSE staff receive?

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 our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Who is eligible?

The Black Achievement Conference is open to high-achieving London state school pupils from African and Caribbean backgrounds in years 10, 11, 12 and 13, who are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B (or 9-6) grades at GCSE.

Please also see our core eligibility criteria.

How can I find out more and apply?

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Applications close on Thursday 26th September at 11.59pm. Please email for further information.

Parents and carers: download our guide.