The Black Excellence Network

We Exist To Black Students

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 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.

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.

So Far We Have Accumulated:

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Feature in The leading Black-British newspaper in the UK

The Problems

  • Lack of Support
  • Lack of Awareness
  • Lack of Diversity

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

  • Black
  • Excellence
  • Network

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 

BEN Consultancy Service
People who would describe the service as "very good" or "excellent" 100%
People who would use the service again 100%
BEN Mentorship Scheme
Mentees/Mentors who would recommend this scheme to others 85%
Mentees who received offers from Oxbridge/ Russell group universities 89%
BEN Events
People who would recommend our events to others 97%
People who join our network after attending a BEN event 94%

The Leadership Team

Oyinda Adeniyi


Oyinda is the Head of Marketing and Head of the Year 12 and 13 Mentorship programme.

George Obolo


George is the Head of Operations, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Consultancy and our Website Manager.

Pobor eruesegbefe


Pobor is the Head of Finances and oversees Software Development.

Amgad Salih


Amgad is the Opportunities Director and our Legal and Events Officer.

Learn More About Our Team

We have a dedicated team of ambassadors and volunteers from institutions and disciplines across the nation who are committed to empowering black students and bringing the mission of BEN into fruition. Every member of the team is invaluable and aspires for the growth of our programme. 

More About Us

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