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eFinancialCareers: upReach CEO on supporting applications to highly competitive banking graduate schemes

John Craven, Chief Executive Officer of upReach, talks with Sarah Butcher of eFinancialCareers on the support upReach provides Associates for competitive graduate schemes in banking.   They say that getting a first job in financial services is a difficult business; the success rate is often less than 1%. John Craven, a former director of structured Read More

May 2018 - Social Mobility News

New report calls on universities to take radical steps to make higher education accessible for all

A collection of action points for the new Office for Students released by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). Reaching the parts of society universities have missed: A manifesto for the new Director of Fair Access and Participation contains the views of 35 leading thinkers from academia, university administration, Parliament, think tanks and the media. Read More

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North Highland and upReach partner to improve social mobility

upReach and North Highland are delighted to announce a new partnership seeking to tackle the issue of differential progression of graduates into top professions based on their social background. In a year-long program, North Highland will lead four “sprints” throughout 2018. These volunteer efforts will enable upReach to accelerate its growth and increase its impact Read More

23rd April 2018 - Social Mobility News

University costs working-class students more, says NUS report

Sally Weale of The Guardian reports. Working-class students are penalised by a “poverty premium”, often paying higher costs to continue studying in a university environment in which they may feel isolated and as though they do not belong, according to a report. Research for the National Union of Students finds that student expenditure routinely outstrips Read More

April 2018 - Social Mobility News

Wealthy, white students still do best at university. We must close the gap.

Perspective from Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students, published in The Guardian. Universities have been making progress on opening their doors to students from underrepresented backgrounds. But getting in is not enough – getting on is important too. Students from underrepresented groups deserve an equal opportunity to succeed Read More

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Blog: upReach Alumnus Bhagya on his journey from Associate to Mentor

Bhagya Silva is an upReach and Exeter University alumnus. He is currently on the Civil Service Fast Stream Programme, having previously completed their Summer Diversity Internship Programme in the Department of Health whilst he was an upReach Associate. Why did you sign up to become a mentor with upReach? There are few things more fulfilling Read More

Associate Blog: Emily on what she gained from the KPMG Professional Experience Week

Emily is in her second year at Liverpool University studying Accounting and Management, and has been an upReach Associate since December 2016. Last July Emily spent 4 days in KPMG’s Canary Wharf office as part of the KPMG Professional Experience Week – here she shares her insights. What did you do at the Professional Experience Read More