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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New social mobility research exposes deep employability skills gap between state and private schooled students

Social mobility charity upReach is today launching innovative new research that demonstrates the employability skills gap between those from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Preliminary findings using extensive data collected from over 1,500 students across the country show significant differences in some of the key employability skills and experiences required to secure prestigious graduate employment. upReach surveyed Read More

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Baroness Helena Kennedy becomes patron of upReach

upReach, a charity providing programmes of support to help bright undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to secure top jobs, has announced that Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford University, is to be its first Patron. upReach was founded in 2012 to tackle the disadvantage that students from poorer backgrounds face in securing Read More

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upReach launches new recruitment tool encouraging employers to consider contextualised A-Level grades

upReach is launching an ambitious new campaign to encourage all employers to follow the lead of universities and embrace the use of contextual data, with the innovative new REAL tool. Employers taking advantage of the new contextualised A-Level grades, known as REALratings, can identify hidden talent they may otherwise miss. For decades, universities have used Read More