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upReach research on the negative impact of balancing part-time work with university study is featured in the State of the Nation Report, launched today

For their sixth annual State of the Nation Report, the Social Mobility Commission asked upReach to survey students about the impact of part-time employment on their university experience. 100% of the students surveyed had a household income of under £42,620, and 90% had a household income of under £26,000. They reported substantial negative effects on Read More

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Law firm extends social reach

Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility. The Law Springboard, which is a programme designed to improve access to the legal sector for high potential undergraduates from low socio-economic backgrounds, will support 90 students through personalised one-to one support, skills workshops, Read More

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upReach and FactSet boost access to Tech sector

Social mobility charity upReach today announced the launch of its Technology Springboard programme supported by FactSet, a global financial data and technology company. The programme is designed to improve access to careers in the technology sector for UK undergraduates from less-advantaged backgrounds. Programme participants will be offered one-to-one support from the upReach team and a Read More

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SSMA Blog: upReach Ten Winner Tolulope Akinboboye Shares Her Views on Resilience, Mentoring and the Value of Persevering

Tolu is in her final year studying Political Economy at King’s College London as a Desmond Tutu Scholar. Realising that she was often the only woman of colour in the room during her 5 corporate insight weeks, she created the BAME in the City society to support BAME students to obtain internships and access careers. Read More

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Slaughter and May and upReach launch legal sector access programme

Slaughter and May, the international law firm, announces today that it has entered in to an exclusive partnership with social mobility charity upReach to launch the Law Springboard, a programme designed to improve access to the legal sector for high potential undergraduates from less-advantaged backgrounds.  upReach is a charitable organisation that helps students across the Read More

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SSMA Blog: Professional Services Award Winner Faryaal Aziz Talks Social Mobility, University Societies and the Importance of Being Open-Minded

Faryaal Aziz is in her second year studying Law at the University of Warwick. She first secured experience at a Big Four firm at the age of sixteen. She has been involved in various social mobility charities and enjoys creating activities and presentations to encourage sixth form students from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider Higher Education. Read More

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SSMA Blog: Creative Industries Award Winner Sahar Summer Bayer Discusses the Music Industry, Social Mobility and Her Advice to Others

Sahar Summer Bayer is in her second year studying Politics and Sociology at Goldsmiths. She has interned at a music management company responsible for artists such as Paul McCartney and Shania Twain; provided consultancy for the Wigmore Hall; been an events assistant and curator at the Roundhouse; and been a junior writer at GRM Daily. Read More

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SSMA Blog: Science and Technology Award Winner Jordan Pearson Shares Her Story

Jordan Pearson studied Business & Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has work experience at IBM and has provided match analysis at Wimbledon. She has delivered technology workshops to primary school children in Bradford, and acts as a mentor for other young women in STEM. She won the Science and Technology Award at the Student Read More