Black Achievement Conference audience

The Black Achievement Conference: Years 10-13

LSE hosts a conference for African-Caribbean heritage students - traditionally held as part of the UK’s Black History Month. 

I found this conference very uplifting and motivating, thank you!
Conference participant

The Black Achievement Conference is an inspiring day with a line-up of speakers from the African-Caribbean community. The conference provides a taste of higher education and encourages students to continue to aim high. 

In recent years, speakers have included Kehinde Andrews (academic, activist and author), Ashley John-Baptiste (BBC news reporter) and June Sarpong MBE (television broadcaster and activist). 

If you were not able to attend the Black Achievement Conference in 2020, don't worry! You can click here to see the recording.

2020 agenda and speakers biographies

Event slides:

Dr Clive James Nwonka

Race, Media and Social Justice 

LSE Undergraduate Admissions

How to ace an LSE UCAS application

Louis Howell

You are the change!

When and where does the conference take place?

The 2020 Black Achievement Conference took place on Saturday 31 October as an online webinar.

What activities are included?

The event is designed to give students a taste of higher education and help them make informed choices about what they would like to do with their future. Students get the opportunity to:

  • hear from a great line-up of speakers from the African/Caribbean community, including academics 
  • learn how to make a competitive LSE application 
  • hear from current LSE students about their university experience

Are there any costs involved?

The Black Achievement Conference is free to attend.

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 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 Black students in Year 10 -13 attending state schools and colleges across the country.



How can I find out more and apply?

Registration for the Black Achievement Conference 2020 has now closed and will re-open early in the 2021/22 academic year.

Please email for further information.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.