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Bloomberg: upReach CEO on Boosting Social Mobility, Equal Opportunities, U.K. Workforce

“It is no doubt that the job market is tough but if you’re from a working-class background it’s even tougher. Researchers have found highly qualified employees in the City of London and elite professions were paid less according to their social background. On Bloomberg Equality we spoke to upReach Chief Executive Officer John Craven, a Read More

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New research exposes stark class gap in accessing career advice and work experience, leaving disadvantaged students behind their more privileged peers

Data from over 4,500 university students, collected by the social mobility charity upReach, shows that state school students are left behind their more-privileged peers in being prepared for their future careers, with those from disadvantaged backgrounds and at low performing schools faring the worst.  Less-privileged students have more limited access to careers advice at school, Read More

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Associate blog: Winning the McKinsey Solve It consulting competition

This year, upReach were selected to take the role of “client” organisation during the first UK Solve It competition, run by McKinsey & Company. The competition gives university students the chance to develop their teamwork and communication skills as they suggest solutions to challenges facing a non-profit organisation. 8 of the 25 teams who submitted Read More

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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