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upReach launch new Assessed Virtual Internships to tackle Covid social mobility crisis

With graduate employers cancelling and reducing opportunities, the employment prospects for students is dire. But for those from disadvantaged backgrounds that don’t have a network or prior work experience to fall back on, the outlook is even worse. To tackle this growing social mobility crisis, award-winning charity, upReach are launching a new range of Assessed Read More

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Goldman Sachs collaborates with social mobility charity upReach to support early stage professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress in their careers

Social mobility charity upReach and Goldman Sachs are pleased to announce a new partnership which will support the career progression of recent university graduates from less-advantaged backgrounds, through building an ​enhanced professional development programme. upReach this year will support 1,500 undergraduates from lower socioeconomic backgrounds (known as upReach “Associates”) to access and sustain top graduate Read More

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upReach and the Diversity Project launch programme to boost social mobility in the Investment and Savings Industry

The social mobility charity, upReach, has launched a new programme, in partnership with the Diversity Project, to improve access to the investment and savings industry for UK undergraduates from less-advantaged backgrounds. It is clear there is a need for greater social mobility in the UK, with people from better-off backgrounds still more likely to find 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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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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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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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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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