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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