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Black Achievement Conference (Years 10-12)


The Conference will take place on  Saturday 15 October 2016, from 10.30-15.30, 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 London state school pupils from African and Caribbean backgrounds in years 10, 11 and 12.

To be eligible students must:
• Attend a state school or college in London
(preference is given to applicants attending schools/colleges performing below the national average or with FSM at 35% or above as defined in the DfE Performance Tables)
• Meet relevant academic pre-requisite criteria

We will give priority to applicants who meet at least one of the following:
• In receipt of free school meals and/or pupil premium
• Looked After Child

Or two of the following:
• No parental experience of Higher Education (HE)
• Parents/carers employed in low socio economic categories
• Parents/carers in receipt of means tested benefits (details should be provided)
• Live in an area of low participation to HE as defined by POLAR 3 Quintile 1 (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/postcode/).
• Have a disability
• From an ethnic group which is under represented in Higher Education.

We review all applications in a holistic manner and whilst we prioritise students who meet the above criteria we will consider all the information contained in an application. We therefore encourage applicants to include any additional information in the application. Where teachers are required to provide a reference as part of the application process we request that this includes as much contextual information as possible to support us in our selection process.

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