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It is with great delight that I welcome you to the 2011 ACS Leadership Summit.

We have a record number of ACS Presidents attending this years summit, which demonstrates that the African Caribbean Society networks are keen to build alliances and collaborations given the right platform. Since 2009, weve been humbled by the level of interest and participation year-on-year and hope to strengthen the level of interest in the network over the coming years. The 2010/11 academic year was a great time at the ACS Project. We organised twoACS in the Citycareer forums with Morgan Stanley and Google, launched theGoogle Top Black Talent Programme, which paired 31 black students with mentors from Google, and organised the inauguralACS Talk Timeat the University of Warwick hosted by Warwick ACS. In the coming academic year, we are planning an ACS in the City career forum inBanking,LawandTechnologyand we are looking forward to the autumnACS Talk Timeto be hosted by Manchester ACS at the University of Manchester. Our annual survey is now complete with record 700 responses, a14%increase from 2010. Our analysis of the responses shows an increase in the number of students whose impression of ACSis a positive one at53%. Thus, illustrating that a majority regard the ACS network as valuable aide in their personal and professional development. This years summit programme has been created with a focus on empowering you to lead your local ACS communities more effectively. With great speakers and workshop sessions, we want you to make the most of today by networking with your peers, learning from our speakers and connecting with our partner employers. We are very appreciative of the brands that share our vision and demonstrate this through their continued partnership. We also welcome our new partners who are participating in the ACS Leadership Summit for the first time. As we enter a new academic year, we look forward to connecting with you locally through various ACS Project events and activities. For today, however, have a wonderful summit! Hugo Obi Founder AC Company & ACS Project

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09.00 - 09.30 09.30 - 10.00
Welcome address by Ozioma Emeagi (Director, Deutsche Bank).

10.00 - 10.40
Keynote Speaker: David Lammy (MP for Tottenham) delivers summits keynote speech.

10.40 - 11.20
Workshop One will be led by the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs. Session topic: Making ACS entrepreneurial.

11.20 - 12.00
Workshop Two led by Rhonda Calder and Sarah Ingram from Deutsche Bank. Workshop Topic: Building a strong relationship between our ACS and employers.


p1 / 09:00 - 12:00 p2 / 13:00 - 15:00

Registration and light morning refreshment.

13.00 - 13.40
Panel Discussion: For a second year running, R&R Show presenters Rosario Ogbechie & Raghd Hamid (Warwick ACS) will moderate the ACS Leadership Summit panel discussion featuring 2010/11 Stars of ACS including KCL, Notts, UCL, Warwick & Imperial ACS.

13.40 - 14.00
The ACS Project team will discuss the result of the 2011 National ACS Survey along with other key projects taking place in the 2011/12 academic year including the autumn ACS talk time.

14.00 - 15.00
Workshop three led by Ola Fagbamigbe Workshop Topic: Pitching Big Ideas


p3 / 15:15 - 18:00

15.15 - 16.00
Special Guest, Piers Linney CEO of Outsourcery, will share his vision on leadership in his address of Leadership in a new decade.

16.00 - 17.00
Meet the Sponsors Representative from our partner organizations will meet with ACS presidents grouped by region. This is a great opportunity for delegates to share their programme for the new academic year.

18.00 - 20.00

ADEOLA ADELAKUN | President Law | 3rd year University of Aberdeen The best thing about my university is the diversity. I founded ACS at her university to create opportunities relevant to member students.

OLAJIRE ODUYOYE (JIRE) | President Accounting and Finance | 2nd year University of Bath I am very competitive person. I want to increase the awareness of African and Caribbean culture in our university.

MARK THIPE | President Philosophy | 2nd year University of Edinburgh I want to add value to the world Our ACS is currently in the process of re-branding itself.

AYODELE AKINYEMI | President Medicine | 3rd year Kings College London I hope to run a successful multinational business someday. We want to grow as a society.

MICHELLE LEE | President BSc Politics & Sociology | 2nd year Aston University I love the hustle and bustle of the face paced city center environment. I want Aston ACS to be recognized as a society that brings the community together.

JOSEPH AWODE | President Bio Med | 2nd year University of Bradford Looks up to Barack Obama. I want to make my ACS accessible to all students at my university.

MARGARET OMOTOYO | President Financial economics | 2nd year University of Essex I look up to Martin Luther King The African and Caribbean cultures are rich and vibrant and I want the Essex community to experience them fully.

ADEFOLAHAN OSHINLOYE | President Law | 2nd year University of Kent I look up to Arsne Wenger I feel that the UKC ACS has the potential to be the best in the country.

VANESSA NATHAN-MARSH | President Medicine | 3rd year Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry I want to make a dierence. Our ACS is all about unity.

ANJOLA ADEDAYO | President Law | 2nd year University of Bristol I enjoy a challenge. Our ACS is a very close knit and friendly bunch of people.

ALAN OMOGBAI | President Law | 2nd year University of Exeter I wanted to get out of my urban comfort zone to benet from attending a top university I work towards improving my ACS.

LARA BERNARD | President Economics and Geography | 2nd year Leeds University Driven by the motivation to always do well. Our ACS is an appreciation of culture and diversity through friendship and hard work.

JORDAN ANTHONY LIVINGSTONE | President Law | 2nd year Brunel University Its important that you be your own source of motivation I always want to make my ACS members proud.

AGNES KAMARA | President Education with English | 2nd year Cambridge University Looks up to Oprah Winfrey Empowerment is at the heart of our ACS.

JOSEPH AKINWUSI | President Economics | 2nd year University of Hull I look up to Tony Blair Our ACS slogan is the future is ours.

CINDY IHUA-MADUENYI | President Law | 2nd year University of Leicester I enjoy the fact that I have been given the opportunity to take things into my own hands I am passionate about my ACS.

CHEZ MUNDETA | President Sociology | 3rd year University of Cardi I look up to Maya Angelou I chose to lead the ACS because I felt it needed a kick start.

ETHAN GREER | President Sociology and Psychology | 2nd year University of Coventry I want to be able to help people and ensurethat they are successful. Wewant tolead our members to a pursuit ofexcellence.

MUHAMMAD ABUBAKAR YARADUA | President Geophysics | 2nd year Imperial College I enjoy making people happy ACS is my way of giving back to Imperial and to the ACS community itself.

IAN ANTWI | President Business & Management | 2nd year University of Lincoln I want to be someone who matters in the world. Our ACS can make a larger impact, not only in our University but in society as well.

IHEBUZOR LOUIS | President Electrical Engineering and Electronics | 2nd year University of Liverpool I am most motivated by both disappointments and success. I would want to leave a permanent footprint on the Liverpool ACS.

KENNY TOMILOLA BAYEROJU | President Economics & Mathematics | 2nd year Newcastle University Newcastle has the perfect combination, a good degree and a great nightlife! I want to make Newcastles ACS more active.

EBONIE REID-BARLOW | President Biomedical Sciences | 2nd year Queen Mary University of London I want to be a maker of my future not a product of my past. I was inspired by my former president to lead my ACS.

SIENNA GARDNER-HILLAIRE | President Public Relations | 2nd year University of Central Lancashire I enjoy the student life and what it comes with. We want to make a change for the minority at university and also create a place where others feel welcomed.

JOSHUA DISEKPOBAGHA | President Computer Science with Business Management | 3rd year Loughborough University I enjoy campus life the most. We want this year to be even more memorable for members, the University, and hopefully the whole Afro-Caribbean world.

JOSY-BARONESS BOAKYE | President Law | 2nd year University of Nottingham I was determined to leave London and experience life in another city. We have a warm and welcoming spirit within the ACS that sets it apart and makes it so special to its members.

YASMIN ARHIN-ACQUAAH | President Medicine | 3rd year The University of Southampton The most interesting thing about university is the people I have a vision for my ACS and where it could go.

SINEAD BANFUL | President Politics and Sociology | 2nd year Warwick University If you could cut me open and look at my heart I believe it pumps for other people. We will take the ACS to the next level, and serve the community near our University.

ROSINA ST JAMES | President Social Policy with Government | 2nd year London School of Economics & Political Science Want to leave a lasting legacy for many years to come. Our ACS believes that The strength of any community is in the unity of its people.

BOLA FATUADE | President Law | 2nd year Nottingham Trent University I am a born leader I choose to lead my ACS because I am passionate about seeing change.

AKINSOLA AINA | President Computing and Information Technology | 2nd year University of Surrey I can look back and condentlysay I gave my all in anything I have done. I chose to lead to help us grow, both as students and as a people.

ADESUA OBETOH | President Business Management & Law | 2nd year University of Westminster I make sure I take up every opportunity I am given. I felt my university neededa platform from which African Caribbean students could beunited and encouraged through university.

CORY BERNARD | President Chemical Engineering | 3rd year University of Manchester I want to make a dierence. Our ACS slogan is Embracing a culture, redening a people.

GILLIAN APPAU | President Philosophy, Politics, Economics | 2nd year University of Oxford We aim to explore, promote and celebrate African and Caribbean culture within the University of Oxford.

NNEKA AGBIM | President Law| 2nd year University College London I look up to Beyonce Knowles. We want to improve on the work of the previous committee.

LAURA OWUSU- AFRIYIE | President Applied social science | 2nd year University of York I look up to Martin Luther King We aim to involve people actively in the ACS.

Piers Linney is an entrepreneur with a professional background in law and finance who has a rapidly growing profile in the media due to the rapid growth of his award-winning and world-leading Cloud Service Provider and unified communications business, Outsourcery. Piers grew up in the small Lancashire town of Bacup. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Accounting and Law, Piers qualified as a solicitor in the city of London. Before he created Outsourcery, Piers has worked as an investment banker, venture capital fund manager and hedge fund manager. Today, Piers is at the Joint CEO and a major shareholder of one of the worlds leading Cloud Service Provider businesses called Outsourcery, which is driving the rapidly growing UK market in Cloud-based software, infrastructure and unified communications solutions. Piers enjoys the extreme sport of downhill mountain biking and is married with two children. He lives in Camden in central London.

The KCL ACS has approximately 150 registered members with an additional 1,500 virtual members via its Facebook page and mailing list. Out going President Mike Nosa-Ehima says our goal is to cater for the social, educational, cultural and professional needs of our members. The KCL ACS has done just that with the success of society events like their Soul Food Afro-Caribbean buffet, Culture Shock and the Celebrating Success Q&A sessions, where society members were treated to motivational guest speakers. The ACS has also had even more fruitful success in collaboration with UCL with the Blind Date event. The success of their event did not go unnoticed locally as they were awarded the Society of the Year Award against 150 already active societies at the university by their Students Union. KCL ACS was nominated for ACS of the Year & ACS Event of the Year Award.

Opening the Summit is, banker and trained economist, Ozioma Emeagi who joined Deutsche Bank in 2002 where he is currently a director in the Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions coverage group and is responsible for Central and Eastern European financial institutions sales. In his nine years at Deutsche Bank, he has originated and executed a number of high profile transactions for sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions within the region. Ozioma holds a BSc. in Economics from University College London.


David Lammy is Labour MP for Tottenham, a seat he won in a by-election in 2000, becoming the then youngest MP in the Commons. Until the 2010 election he had been a Minister of State at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills for two years. In this role, he was responsible for adult learning and offender learning and skills. He has also held posts in Health, Constitutional Affairs and Culture. Before entering politics, he worked as a lawyer in London and practised for a year in Los Angeles, after studying at Harvard. David is a firm believer in the ability of education to change lives, and takes every possible opportunity to encourage young people, especially those under-represented at many top universities, to achieve their academic potential.

University of Leicester ACS with 150 registered members and approximately 1,762 virtual members. The ACS is partnered with African Caribbean Leukemia Trust as well as De Montfort University, Loughborough amongst others. Looking to cater to the needs of its members across the board, the ACS strategy is one of increasing the breadth and diversity of its events. From parties for social butterflies to educational opportunities open to anyone, out-going President Fatimah Conteh says, the success of the ACS was not down to me alone, every committee member helped to shape the ACS Their achievements include receiving the Gold Society status and Cultural Society of the Year. As Leicester ACS illustrates, the success of any society lies not only with the vibrancy of its members but on the strength of it leadership. Leicester ACS was nominated for ACS of the Year Award.


Ms Calder and Ms Ingram are both Vice Presidents Of Talent Acquisition and Graduate Recruitment. Rhonda specialises in embedding diversity in Deutsche Banks programs and initiatives whilst Sarah is responsible for Asset Management and Private Wealth Management recruitment and is also the relationship manager for Imperial College.

Nottingham ACS has 250 registered members with approximately 1,575 virtual members connected via Facebook and Twitter. The ACS, through it events, has united students at different level of study. Incoming President Josy-Baroness Boakye says, members found that having small socials were great for interacting with people they would not usually see on campus, especially those in other years. Nottingham ACS has had successful collaborative events with SOCAA (Students of Caribbean Ancestry Association), as well as universities; Coventry, Cambridge, and Aston with their popular annual Jazz, Fun and Soul holding for a 3rd year. The ACS also uses a dedicated blog page to publicize and report back on events held by the society. Josy says friendliness of the overall committee brought members together and encouraged many members not in the committee to lend a helping hand, illustrating that their ACS success is truly a team effort. Notts ACS was nominated for ACS of the Year and ACS Event of the Year.

Ola is currently a Deployment Program Manager with Google Enterprise. Since starting at Google in June 2010, Ola has managed the deployment of Google Apps for businesses across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Ola is passionate about mentoring young people. Recently, he was a mentor at Evoke, a World Bank initiative to encourage young people, especially in Africa, to come up with creative solutions to urgent social problems.


Raghd & Rosario are quintessential innovators. They founded the R&R variety talk show; a radio show for university students providing listeners the chance to share their views on topics from politics to entertainment delivered with an energy only seen when the two join forces. Sudanese born Ragdh (pictured right) prefers to refer to herself as a citizen of the world. Having travelled extensively and through internships with organisations such as the United Nations she is able to think beyond borders. Nonetheless, her interests are not solely politically and culturally inclined she is passionate about all things creative: Fashion, Photography, etc. Originally from Nigeria, Rosario (pictured left) brings unrivalled passion to any project she embarks on. A recent graduate; a model; an entrepreneur; a trainee at Goldman Sachs; a football connoisseur: just a few of the contrasting interests, which highlight the diversity of her capabilities. She lives by the mantra Failure is not an option. These two University of Warwick French with Politics (Raghd) and Sociology (Rosario) students are blazing a new path for all to follow.

UCL ACS, it seems, are a society of budding entrepreneurs. They staged an Apprentice style event (a popular BBC TV series were contestants compete to become the apprentice of a multi-millionaire businessman). UCL ACS does The Apprentice, complete with a panel of venture capitalists from Deloitte and Touche also included a fabulous grand prize of a day work experience at Deloittes Central London offices. The Afiya Titus out-going President says we sought to bring the best entrepreneurial/innovative skills out of our members; to make them more employable. Making headlines throughout their university, the UCL ACS has surely proved that the ACS is more than just a cultural society. UCL ACS was nominated for ACS Event of the Year.



KCL ACS Cultural show

KCL ACS Cultural show

NTU ACS Committee

ACS in the City with Morgan Stanley

ACS in the City with Google

Leicester ACS International day

NTU ACS - Friendship

Spring ACS talk time Warwick University

Leicester ACS Commitee

Leicester ACS Performance

Reading ACS Meeting

Reading ACS - Vogue

Notts ACS Freshers fair

Notts ACS Jazz, Soul & Funk

UCL ACS Committee

UCL ACS Culture show

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