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SSMA Blog: Banking and Finance Award Winner Suet Au Discusses Her Achievements So Far

Suet Au is studying Management with Finance at the University of Warwick. She has accumulated work experience with J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Aon and Nomura. She is passionate about emboldening other young women to develop their skills and self-confidence, especially in male-dominated fields such as programming; she has been involved in mentoring initiatives and Code Read More

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Evening Standard: upReach Associate Tom Burgess and his mentor discuss the benefits of their relationship

upReach Associate Tom Burgess and his Deloitte Mentor Daniel Lister discuss the benefits that their mentoring relationship has brought in this Evening Standard article. upReach works with more than 30 top employers, as well as universities, to offer opportunities to broaden students’ horizons, help them understand different career pathways and develop skills. The mentoring programme Read More

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SSMA Blog: Consulting Award Winner Tom Burgess on His Journey to Success

Tom Burgess is in his final year studying Economics at the University of Nottingham. He is an incoming graduate at Deloitte’s Strategy & Operation Consulting Practice. He ran his university’s Consulting Group, where he tripled employer engagement and presented numerous workshops. He made it to KPMG’s International Case Competition national final, and has mentored 17-year-old Read More

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Institute of Student Employers: Contextualised Grades for Graduate Employers

Eugene Malthouse, Employer Partnerships Manager at upReach, writes for the Institute of Student Employers about upReach’s new contextual recruitment platform REAL (Relative Education Attainment Level). REAL is a research and evidence-based tool that adjusts students’ grades by taking into account fourteen indicators of disadvantage such as school performance decile, and free school meal eligibility. REAL Read More

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Thurrock Gazette: Grays teen claims social mobility award at the House of Lords

A TEENAGER has won a social mobility award after showcasing his talents as an undergraduate – picking up the award at the House of Lords. Daniel Malikzade Afshar, from Grays, has been awarded a prestigious social mobility award, which showcases the work of undergraduates from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Read the full article here.

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Worcester College, University of Oxford: Worcester medical student wins social mobility award

Efforts by Worcester medical student Tom Gardiner to help others access higher education have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The charity upReach presented him with the Biggest Champion of Social Mobility award at the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards held at the House of Lords last month. Read the full article here.

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Warwick Business School: Students win social mobility awards at House of Lords

Two Warwick Business School students have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to social mobility at a special awards ceremony held at the House of Lords. Victoria Azubuike, 22, was named a UK Champion of Social Mobility, while Suet Au, 20, was named as an outstanding contributor to social mobility. Read the full article here.

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University of Southampton: Fashion student recognised as a rising star in upReach Student Social Mobility Awards

Winchester School of Art (WSA) student Ashwinnie Thushyanthan has been recognised as a rising star in this year’s upReach Student Social Mobility Awards. Ashwinnie won a Career Sector Award for Retail & Consumer Goods for her resilience, determination and initiative related to her academic, personal and career journey and how it got her where she is today. Read the Read More

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Kingston University: Kingston University social work student wins national social mobility award at House of Lords ceremony

A social work student from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London has won a national social mobility award for her voluntary and charity work at the inaugural UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards. Rochelle Watson, a single mother to three-year-old son Allan Junior and the first in her family to go to university, picked up Read More