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 of Lords on Thursday 13 December 2018.
upReach are grateful to Bank of America Merrill Lynch for their generous support of this event, which will enable outstanding students to attend from all over the country, and have their travel expenses reimbursed.
The independent judging panel will select the award winners from a shortlist, with the exception of the Employer and University Initiative Awards – the winners of which will be voted for by upReach Associates. The panel will comprise:
- Prof. Sir Leslie Ebdon CBE DL, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire and Director of Fair Access to Higher Education
- Andy Ratcliffe, CEO, Impetus-PEF
- Anna Bird, Head of Research and Communications, Social Mobility Commission
- Owain Service, Managing Director, Behavioural Insights Team
- Dr Louise Ashley, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London
upReach are delighted to be working with organisations and individuals who share our vision of a society in which everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential, regardless of social background.
John Craven, Chief Executive of upReach, commented:
“The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the incredible achievements of students from disadvantaged backgrounds from all over the UK. By showcasing how they have succeeded against the odds, we provide important role models that inspire others. I’m very grateful to our sponsors, in particular Bank of America Merrill Lynch, without whom the event would not have been possible.”
upReach (John Craven, Chief Executive): firstname.lastname@example.org / 0797 127 4469
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Sally Herd, Burson Cohn & Wolfe): email@example.com
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Learn more about the Student Social Mobility Awards at ssma.org.uk.
upReach is a charitable organisation supporting less-advantaged undergraduates to secure top jobs. Through partnerships with top employers and universities, upReach deliver a comprehensive programme of professional development. Learn more at upreach.org.uk .
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