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REACH your potential

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

Next event: Supporting Diversity in Banking and Finance (BAME students)

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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 our headquarters in London to join the conversation, meet REACH champions working in the industry, hear their stories and how we can encourage change and diversity together.

Our events currently focus on:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students
  • Female students
  • Mature students

Our upcoming REACH events:

  • Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Supporting Diversity in Banking and Finance (BAME students)
  • Friday 3 July 2020
    Empowering Women in Banking and Finance (Female students)

Register for: Supporting Diversity in Banking and Finance

Supporting diversity in the banking and finance sector

Watch our short video with highlights from our most recent REACH event for women. If you have any questions or suggestions on our REACH events, please get in touch at ftp@libf.ac.uk

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Programme

Supporting Diversity in Banking and Finance
Wednesday 5 February 2020 

 

10:00

Arrival and Registration at our Lovat Lane campus reception

10:15 

Introduction and welcome
Alex Fraser, Chief Executive
10:25 Keynote session with Jagdeep Rai (HSBC)
Diversity in the workplace: importance and key challenges

11:10

Careers and employability
Key skills needed in the banking and financial industry 
11:30 Refreshment break

11:45

Networking toolkit
How to get ahead 
12:30 Networking lunch
13:00 Career journeys panel
Industry professionals share their inspirational career journeys and top tips for success
13:30 Our degree programmes
Freddie McCann, Senior Programmes Officer will talk you through the opportunities available to study in the heart of the financial district

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 that you may have
14:45 Closing remarks
Hema Tank, Associate Dean, Degree Programmes
15:00
Finish  
 

*This schedule is subject to amendments 

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

"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: Female Students 

 


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Get in touch

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

We look forward to seeing you at the event!