Access to the professions: why we started a social mobility enterprise

Dale Potter and Henry Morris contribute to the Guardian’s social enterprise blog to explain the driving forces behind upReach’s creation. Coming from opposite ends of the social spectrum, they saw a need to tackle the difference in professional prospects associated with socio-economic status. Studies have shown that undergraduates from less privileged backgrounds perform at least as well academically as their more privileged peers – yet equal academic attainment is not matched by equal graduate outcomes. upReach was formed in order to help connect students with employers in a bid to improve social mobility and to ensure that social background is no barrier for undergraduates to fulfil their career potential.

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