Sponsors for the 2018 Student Social Mobility Awards were as follows:
Headline sponsor of the Student Social Mobility Awards 2018.
Sponsor of the Outstanding Achievement Award.
Sponsors of the University Initiative, Employer Initiative and Sector Awards.
Sponsors of the upReach Ten.
upReach works in close partnership with employers and universities to improve social mobility by creating the conditions for undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds to access and sustain top graduate jobs. Our vision is of a society in which everybody has an equal opportunity to realise their full career potential, regardless of their background.
Socio-economic disadvantage continues to be the most significant driver of inequality in terms of access to and outcomes from higher education, and we take a ‘double benefit’ approach to address the social mobility challenge. We help young people achieve their career potential by providing an intensive programme of support that addresses socio-economic barriers to employment.
We also work to influence the hiring behaviours of top organisations so that a commitment to equal opportunity permeates their organisational culture and they recognise the social and economic value of greater diversity within their workforce.
To get involved, visit our website.
The Social Mobility Commission
The SMC monitors progress towards improving social mobility in the UK, and promotes social mobility in England. For example, it publishes an annual report setting out its views on the progress made towards improving social mobility in the United Kingdom, and it challenges employers, the professions, universities and schools to play their part in promoting social mobility.
Rachael Millar, Head of the Social Mobility Commission Secretariat, made the following comment about the Student Social Mobility Awards: “Social mobility means that your background does not determine your future. These awards recognise that some young people have to overcome more barriers than others to succeed, and that this success is all the more impressive. The role of mentors and initiatives that support people is crucial – and we hope these expand so that everyone has the chance to realise their potential. We hope these individuals go on to transform the places they work, mentor young people in future, and open up opportunities to others so that everyone has the chance to realise their potential.”
To find out more about the SMC, visit their website.
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