Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

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

Rachel Glaze

upReach Celebrates Successes at Associate Awards Event

upReach hosted its inaugural Associate Awards event this evening at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, celebrating the successes of a host of Associates during the 2017/18 academic year. In total, awards were presented to 21 Associates, all of whom displayed exceptional commitment to developing key employability skills through upReach’s unique programme of support. There were Read More