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Tara O’Reilly wins Outstanding Achievement Award at the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards at the House of Lords

Tonight, Social mobility charity, upReach, hosted the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards, supported by the Social Mobility Commission and kindly hosted by upReach Patron Baroness Helena Kennedy QC at the House of Lords. The Awards showcased the outstanding achievements of students from less-advantaged backgrounds, as well as recognising mentors, university and employer initiatives that have Read More

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upReach announces a prestigious independent judging panel for the Student Social Mobility Awards 2018, to be sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

upReach are delighted to announce that the independent judging panel of the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards will include eminent figures from government, academia and the charity sector. As Platinum Partner, Bank of America Merrill Lynch are providing invaluable support for the event. The inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards will take place at the House Read More

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Associate Blog: Josh shares his experience of the Civil Service Fast Stream’s Summer Diversity Internship Programme

upReach Associate Josh is a final year History student at the University of York, and joined upReach in his first year of university. This summer, he took part in the Civil Service Fast Stream’s award-winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme. In the blog below, he shares his experience of the programme, and gives some tips for students Read More

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Advanced contextualised grade tool launched at new Manchester office to extend opportunities to more disadvantaged students

Social mobility charity upReach today announces the launch of a new Advanced Contextual A-Level Grade tool, that gives employers a fairer measure of applicants’ academic achievement and potential than grades or contextual flags alone. Following a successful trial with a number of upReach’s partner employers, REAL is being made available for free in order to Read More

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The Times: Jobs algorithm lets poor leapfrog the privileged

As featured in The Times, upReach are announcing the roll out of our new Advanced Contextualised A-Level Grade tool, REAL, that gives employers a fairer measure of applicants’ academic achievement and potential than grades or contextual flags alone. City firms are to be offered a free new recruitment tool that raises the A-level grades of Read More

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Unlocking upReach Associates’ Potential Through Professional Mentoring

upReach Associate Tom Burgess and Deloitte Manager Daniel Lister are a compelling example of an upReach mentoring partnership that has grown from strength to strength. Matched by upReach in March 2017, their partnership has enabled Tom, an Economics undergraduate, to build confidence and develop consultancy skills and experience. Tom has applied these to his applications and interviews Read More

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upReach launches the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards, to be held at the House of Lords in December 2018

The inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards will take place on Thursday 13 December 2018 at the House of Lords. The Student Social Mobility Awards are organised by upReach to showcase the achievements of undergraduates from lower socio-economic backgrounds from across the UK. The awards will recognise students who have excelled in their studies and beyond, Read More