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REACH your potential

Our REACH events are designed to encourage greater diversity in the banking and finance sector.

Next event: REACH (Online): Mature learners in banking and finance 9 February 2023

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What is REACH? 

Through REACH we support the progression of under-represented groups in the banking and finance industries. We invite you to join the conversation, listen to REACH champions working in the industry, hear their stories and how we can encourage change and diversity together.

Our upcoming REACH events are split between online and in-person events. On 9 February we have an online event for mature learners in banking and finance. On 27 June there is a diversity in banking and finance event, which will be held at our London campus, and is aimed at encouraging female applicants and those from under-represented ethnic backgrounds.

Upcoming REACH events: 

REACH (Online): Mature learners in banking and finance 9 February 2023 

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REACH event: Diversity in banking and finance 27 June 2023

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Previous REACH webinar: 

Supporting diversity in the banking and finance sector

If you have any questions or suggestions on our REACH events, please get in touch at outreach@libf.ac.uk.

Career story: studying for a degree while working

Hear from one of our mature students on life at LIBF:


Podcast

Listen to a podcast from our last REACH event featuring Jagdeep Rai, the Regional Director at HSBC, discussing career progression and diversity in Financial Services.



Example Programme(s)

REACH: Supporting Mature learners in banking and finance

The purpose of this event is to encourage mature learners to consider undertaking an undergraduate degree in Banking & Finance. During the event, you will hear from some of our current mature learners at The London Institute of Banking & Finance and find out about the degrees we offer.

 

17:00

Introduction and welcome
Our Managing Director Hema Tank will welcome you to our REACH event

17:05 

LIBF students and alumni panel
Hear from current mature learners and industry professionals on their top tips for success.
17:30 Hiring career changers into Banking and Finance
Julian Hince, Head of Quilter Financial Adviser School discusses his experience of working with career changers into the finance industry. 
 17:50 Rewrite your future
Freddie McCann, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at The London Institute of Banking & Finance will discuss the our new mature learners programme and give details on the courses LIBF offer.
 18:00 Finish  

*This schedule is subject to amendments 


REACH: Diversity in banking and finance

This event is aimed at encouraging applications from female candidates and those from under-represented ethnic backgrounds, as both of these groups have typically had far fewer opportunities in the banking sector. The event will take place from 11am until 3pm on 27th June at our campus at Peninsular House, 36 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8LJ. An indicative timetable is below:

   REACH: Diversity in banking and finance

11:00

Arrival, registration and ice breaker
Our Managing Director Hema Tank will welcome you to our REACH event

10:15 

Welcome
Hema Tank, Managing director
10:25 Keynote session
Diversity in the workplace: importance and key challenges
Speaker TBC
 11:10 Careers & employability
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers & Employability will talk through some of the key skills needed for the banking & finance industry
 11:30 Break/How to get ahead: networking toolkit
 12:30 Networking lunch
 13:00  Career journeys panel
A female panel of industry professionals on their career journeys and top tips for success
 13:30  Our degree programmes
Freddie McCann, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at The London Institute of Banking & Finance will give an overview of our programmes
 14:00  Break
 14:15  Q&A session
A chance for you to get to know our current students and support team and ask any questions you may have
 14:45  Closing remarks
 15:00  Finish


Speed networking
A chance to ask your questions and network with speakers from the day. 

What our students say

"I took a year out from working to go travelling, but now it’s time to get back into the working world. I actually graduated in Biochemistry but now I’m considering a career in banking and finance. I initially enrolled in the Diploma in Financial Advice at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, but I’m debating whether that is the correct step. So, I came to REACH to see what other pathways are available to me."

- Thurkka, REACH: Mature learners

"My favourite part was the industry panel - all of the speakers were so inspiring! Hearing from them made me feel confident about my choice to study banking because we actually found out what it's like to work and grow in the sector."

- Ayesha, REACH: Supporting ethnic diversity 

"I always thought of bankers, especially senior ones, as older men! But, seeing so many women that are enjoying successful careers in the industry makes me more determined to study towards my own future in financial services."

- Katie, REACH: Empowering women 

 


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event please email outreach@libf.ac.uk or call +44 (0)207 337 6293/4. 

We look forward to seeing you at the event!