ACS: African-Caribbean Society

About us

ACS is a group devoted to the celebration and empowerment of black people internationally. We provide an environment where you'll explore, learn and embrace the many facets of black culture as well as your own, however, that's only half of our constitution. This society is also committed to driving the progression of our people, to bridging the gap and nourishing the next generation at least from RHUL.

Our core activities will consist of our termly debates & social gatherings; an array of cultural food and games: Various prominent figures invited to speak to us; collaborative events with other universities, offering the opportunity to network your network, bi-weekly member meetings and much more.

Join ACS to access a wide network of our futures brightest brothers and sisters across the country, to gain access to recourses that'll enhance your business/career ambitions and to play a direct role in our societies mission this year. ACS is more than a society, we are a people, we are your family. We are the foundations for growth, unity and change.

Membership

Purchasing a membership to our society will give you perks such as a discounted rate to our paid events and an optional subscription to CASA (a network of black societies across the country). Additionally, members will also have access to our mentorship scheme; you'll be introduced to senior students who will assist you in adjusting to your course and offer you support within their means.

For our small business owners/ side-hustles and creatives, we're offering advertisement across our social platforms for your venture as well as an opportunity to utilise our resources to display your product and/or skill.

Your membership contributes to the running of our society. including the cost to invite speakers, run workshops, host social events and pay for our end of year culture show, as well as the long term development of the society. As a member of the African Caribbean society, you will become a part of an ambitious collective, where you'll grow with: like-minded, intelligent and amazing individuals. ~ who you'll form lifelong connections with.

Events and Activities

  • Meet and Greet: Introduction to ACS and meet the committee! Get to know your fellow freshers and members of the university across all age and ethnic groups.
  • BHM Events: Celebrating and enjoying the best parts of cultures all through October with our best motives! Including all genres of black music across Africa, the Caribbean and the US.
  • Socials: Looking for a night to chill? Keep a lookout for our bi-weekly socials including games nights, "sip n paint", movie screenings, sports events, debate nights, activities off campus and much more!
  • Networking and Careers: We'll be hosting a variety of work shops on furthering your eductaion and career as young individuals, including securing internships, conversations on issues affecting black students and black young proffessionals adivce on joining the job market and much more.

Contact Us

The committee is really excited to welcome new members so we've created a dedicated WhatsApp group for any questions you have, both freshers and current RHUL students! For all updates on our events and plans join the GC and follow us on Instagram, all socials are linked below.

Summer Elections 2024

This election period will elect all the student leaders within our student groups, as well as our unfilled Community Officer positions, who are there to represent underrepresented groups on campus, and members of our Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive, who work with the VP Societies and Sport to develop policy and plans in their area of engagement. For student group elections, if you are a current student and a paid, standard member of any group you can stand and vote for the committee for the coming year. Please note, you must also be a student in the 2024/2025 academic year in order to stand in the election.

1136 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 3 May 2024 (in 19 days)

The polls open at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 (in 3 weeks and 2 days)

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  • ACS - Standard Membership£7.00

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  • ACS - Standard Membership£7.00
Events Officer
Lori Fogle
PR Officer
Tobi Dafiewhare
President
Tracy Hayford
Secretary
Chloe Taiwo
Treasurer
Kevin Musisi
Vice President
Aaron Adu-Awuah