The Black Excellence Network is a community of aspirational individuals. We desire to increase the participation of black students in top universities and apprenticeships in the UK and outside. We also aim to aid the personal development of our students and provide opportunities such as work experience and extracurricular activities which will allow for the personal growth of everyone in our community.
What We Offer:
We offer a quality mentorship scheme, which will provide many black students with specialist advice and guidance on a range of subject courses. Mentor and mentee matches are currently being made on a rolling basis.
We offer high-class consulting services, in which we provide our members with a wide range of professional and academic guidance. This ranges from personal statement assistance to internship application guidance.
We offer an extensive opportunity listing which details potential opportunities that will educate and upskill all the members of our network. This listing also includes exclusive opportunities for those in BEN.
We offer a space where black individuals can network and exchange value between each other in order to strengthen their community. We will use our tailored events and exclusive forum to achieve this.
So Far We Have Accumulated:
Black students are not receiving the enough support and guidance on the next steps to take to reach their desired university, course or career
We have recognised that there is an information gap between opportunities that exist to help UK black people and the black community itself
The is a lack of diversity within competitive universities and courses throughout the UK. This lack of diversity continues into competitive careers.
Why We Exist
To increase the participation of black students in top universities and careers in the UK.
To celebrate existing black excellence.
To aid the personal development of young people in the black community
The Leadership Team
Oyinda is the Head of Marketing and Head of the Year 12 and 13 Mentorship programme.
George is the Head of Operations, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Consultancy and our Website Manager.
Pobor is the Head of Finances and oversees Software Development.
Amgad is the Opportunities Director and our Legal and Events Officer.
Listen: What is Black Excellence? – Chinia Hutchinson
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