We are delighted to announce the final shortlist for the 2020/21 Student Social Mobility Awards, selected by the independent Judging Panel from over 300 fantastic nominations. The event programme will be available in early September, where you will be able to read full details about their amazing stories.

The winners will be announced on the evening of the 9th September at the Awards Ceremony at the House of Lords, and on social media. Follow the evening here:


The Awards available are listed and described at the bottom of the About page

View the Awards here

Anyone can nominate for the Undergraduate Awards.

Only current sixth-formers and teachers can nominate for the Aspire Awards.

Only current undergraduates can nominate for the Highest Impact Employer Initiative, Highest Impact University Initiative, and Best Mentor Awards.

No. Nominees must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

Yes, but you will need to fill out the nomination form again for each new nomination.

Nominations are made by filling out the simple webform at the bottom of this page.

Yes. You require their consent in order to nominate them, for GDPR reasons. They should keep an eye out for communication from the Student Social Mobility Awards team seeking supplementary information once they have been nominated.

You will see a confirmation message pop up once you have submitted your nomination. The person you are nominating will receive an email from the Student Social Mobility Awards team letting them know that they have been nominated. If they have not received this email within two days of you making your nomination, please contact us on and we can re-send the email to them.

The shortlisting process will begin once the nomination period has closed on 8th June. The Student Social Mobility Awards team will inform nominees of the outcome of shortlisting on 25th June, except for Aspire Award nominees, who will be informed of the outcome of shortlisting in the first week of July.

All Award winners will be announced at the Student Social Mobility Award Ceremony, taking place on 9th September 2021 in the House of Lords.

The Student Vote will decide the winners of three Award categories: Highest Impact University Initiative, Highest Impact Employer Initiative, and the Outstanding Achievement Award (where the winner will be determined by a combination of the Student Vote and the responses of the Judging Panel).

The Student Vote will take place from 16th -30th July.