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Speech: Universities Minister calls for true social mobility

“Speaking to the NEON summit on widening access and mobility, Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, outlines a new approach to social mobility.” “I’ve been impressed by the innovation some providers have shown and it is now more important than ever to share ideas and good practice. Initiatives such as upReach show what can be done. They’ve Read More

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The Guardian: Help springs up for UK graduates facing bleak job market

“New graduates facing the toughest labour market for 75 years can increasingly turn to innovative schemes set up to redirect them into areas of need.” “Last month the charity upReach set up Assessed Virtual Internship, a programme to help graduates whose career opportunities have disappeared.” “John Craven, the chief executive of upReach, said: “We created Read More

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Financial News: The race and ethnicity gap – Finance sector’s deafening silence on diversity in its ranks

“Financial services executives have come out in droves supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, but tackling racial diversity within their own firms is a tougher challenge. John Craven, chief executive of charity upReach, which works with banks and fund managers to increase socio-economic diversity, said that 72% of the 1,600 students the organisation has helped Read More

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upReach launch new Assessed Virtual Internships to tackle Covid social mobility crisis

With graduate employers cancelling and reducing opportunities, the employment prospects for students is dire. But for those from disadvantaged backgrounds that don’t have a network or prior work experience to fall back on, the outlook is even worse. To tackle this growing social mobility crisis, award-winning charity, upReach are launching a new range of Assessed Read More

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Goldman Sachs collaborates with social mobility charity upReach to support early stage professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress in their careers

Social mobility charity upReach and Goldman Sachs are pleased to announce a new partnership which will support the career progression of recent university graduates from less-advantaged backgrounds, through building an ​enhanced professional development programme. upReach this year will support 1,500 undergraduates from lower socioeconomic backgrounds (known as upReach “Associates”) to access and sustain top graduate Read More

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upReach launches #AspireDevelopSucceed campaign

Our vision is of a society where everybody has an equal opportunity to reach their full career potential, regardless of social background.  Today we are launching a week-long fundraising campaign, #AspireDevelopSucceed, aiming to provide upReach support to an additional 130 students from less-advantaged backgrounds in 2020, to help them achieve their full potential. Join the Read More

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Manchester Careers Academy welcomes keynote speaker from the upReach Development Advisory Board

As the upReach Manchester office begins its second year, over 40 upReach Associates spent this afternoon broadening their horizons at our Careers Academy hosted by PwC Manchester.  upReach Careers Academies are designed to allow students to gain exposure to a broad range of career sectors, increasing knowledge of career pathways and raising aspirations through sessions Read More