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Alexandra Smith
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Black Achievement Conference (Years 10-12)

 The next Black Achievement Conference will be Saturday 17 October 2015, from 10.00-16.00, hosted at the LSE.

The Black Achievement Conference is a free one-day event for African-Caribbean students in Years 10, 11 and 12, and their parents and carers. The conference is hosted by presenter and entertainer Kat B from MTV and includes a line-up of speakers from London’s African-Caribbean community.

The conference is designed to help students and their families to plan for their future by providing a taste of higher education. The event aims to inspire students to aim higher, think bigger, realise their potential and make informed decisions about what to do with their futures and includes:

  • Motivational sessions
  • Parent workshops with practical tips on supporting their child's education
  • Student life workshops led by LSE’s African Caribbean Society
  • Lunch!

Who should apply?

The Black Achievement Conference is open to high achieving (have achieved, or are predicted to achieve, A* - B grades at GCSE) London state school pupils from African and Caribbean backgrounds in years 10, 11 and 12 who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Eligible for Free School Meals
  • Is a Looked After Child
  • Has a disability

Or two of the following criteria:

  • Has no parental history of Higher Education/university
  • Living in an area of low progression to university
  • Parents from lower socio-economic categories

Preference will also be given to pupils who:

  • Attend a school performing below the national average
  • Attend a school with above an average percentage of students eligible for Free School Meals

Videos from previous conferences are available to view online. Please follow the links below:

Black Achievement Conference Video for Teachers|

Black Achievement Conference Video for Students|