Established in 2013, the University of Leicester's African Caribbean Society is primarily comprised of BAME groups, with a majority of our members having an African, Caribbean or mixed heritage. There is a serious lack of representation of people of colour in various industries, which in turn may discourage students from aiming for certain career goals. As such, we strive to not only to be a society where students can enjoy a plethora of social events to balance academic stress, but also to provide various invaluable career opportunities.
Our central goal, with the support of our sponsors, is to provide opportunities for our members to gain practical experience through internships, mentoring and shadowing. We strongly believe that with these key insights, our members will gain essential transferrable and practical skills, which will strengthen their employability skillset and expand their future job prospects upon graduating. We pride ourselves on delivering meaningful experiences for our members and we plan to continue widening the range of opportunities open to our members.