upReach are an award winning national charity that work in close partnership with employers and universities.
We support over 1,500 disadvantaged students from across the UK to realise their potential. We help employers attract more applications from high calibre students from less-advantaged backgrounds through opportunities such as insight days, mentoring and work experience. Our team of Programme Coordinators provide a highly personalised programme of support to each undergraduate student (who are known as “upReach Associates”). Through successful partnerships with 40 top employers and universities, we offer Associates access to a comprehensive range of opportunities and activities to broaden their horizons, understand career pathways and develop the skills, networks and experiences needed for career success. We collaborate closely with other charities in our sector to maximise our joint impact. From working with 400 Associates in 2015, in 2022 we aim to support 2,500, while maintaining our personalised approach and expanding the support offered. In October 2019, upReach won the Charity of the Year Award (income < £1m) in the prestigious Charity Times Awards.https://upreach.org.uk/
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Social Mobility Data Masterclass – why you need to #AskTheQuestion
In our recent Social Mobility Data Masterclass, we explored the importance of collecting data on employee’s socio-economic backgrounds for creating effective diversity and inclusion strategies. You can watch the recording of the Social Mobility Data Masterclass here. We were joined by Andrew Young, Workforce Diversity Lead at the BBC; Cliff Sale, Social Mobility Programme Lead, […]
21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:
Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr
Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.
At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.
The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:
• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government
See you there!
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