Elevate.
Motivate.
Educate.

We exist to Celebrate Elevate Motivate Educate Black Students

We exist to Celebrate Elevate Motivate Educate Black Students

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We desire to increase the
participation of black students in their dream universities

The Black Excellence Network CIC is a community of aspirational black individuals. We desire to increase the participation of black students in top universities and careers in the UK.

What do we do,
and how we do it.

Consultancy

We offer high-class
consulting services.

We provide our members with a wide range of professional and academic guidance through our unique consultancy service. This ranges from personal statement assistance to internship application help.

52+

Hours of consultancy
completed

100%

People describe the
service as excellent

Mentorship

An outstanding quality mentorship scheme.

We provide many black students with specialist advice and guidance on a range of subject courses. Mentor and mentee matches commence again in the summer!

110+

Mentorship Matches

Opportunities

Find your dream job and internship opportunities

We provide a listing of opportunities for those within our network. Here we will provide regularly updated information about opportunities from a wide range of fields.

BEN Junior doctor

100+

People describe the
service as excellent

Community

We offer a space where black individuals can network and exchange values.

We run regular events tailored to our growing student community.

30+

Community Events

The Problems

Lack of Support

Black students lack the support and guidance needed to progress onto their desired university, course and/or desired career.

Lack of Awareness

We have recognised that there is an information gap between opportunities that are available for students and the black student community. 

Lack of Diversity

There is a lack of ethnic diversity within competitive universities and courses throughout the UK. This lack of diversity continues into competitive careers.

Lack of Support

Black students are not receiving enough support and guidance on the next steps to take to reach their desired university, course or career.
Lack of Awareness

We have recognised that there is an information gap between opportunities that exist to help UK black people and the black community itself

Lack of Diversity

There 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
To increase the participation of black students in top universities, apprenticeships and careers in the UK.
Excellence

To celebrate existing black excellence.

Network

To aid the personal development of young people in the black community.

Black
To increase the participation of black students in top universities, apprenticeships and careers in the UK.
Excellence

To celebrate existing black excellence.

Network

To aid the personal development of young people in the black community through providing networking opportunities.

So Far We Have
Accumulated

1,400+

Newsletter Subscribers

900+

Website Members

1

Feature in the leading
Black-British Newspaper

Leadership Team

co-founder

Oyinda Adeniyi

co-founder

George Obolo

Leadership Team

We have a dedicated team of ambassadors and volunteers.

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 to life. Every member of the team is invaluable and aspires for the growth of our programme.

We love what we do,
and so do our community.

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take the next step?

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