Our Vision

Leading Routes is a pioneering initiative that aims to prepare the next generation of Black academics. We are exploring new ways to strengthen the academic pipeline for black students, from a black-led perspective.

We aim to focus our work on gaps in the sector and look forward to welcoming more people, at all stages of their academic experience or career, to our growing community.

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Paths to University

Thinking about going to university? Our information events are aimed at parents, carers and young people.

Applications are currently open for our Future Scholars programme!

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Black in Academia

Are you considering doing a PhD but not sure where to start? Attend one of our information events about postgraduate education and careers in academia.

Next event on 11th November at the British Library!



We work with our partners to offer you academic and work experience opportunities.



Our latest report, “The Broken Pipeline”, reveals that inequalities and bias within higher education are substantially disadvantaging Black students and impacting their access to the funding required to support their further education.


Get involved & join our network

We're inviting you to be a part of our network of Black students and academics. Membership provides exclusive invitations to events and opportunities and a space to meet, network and chill!

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Upcoming events

January 2020
March 2020
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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

~ Nelson Mandela

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