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June 7, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Bucking the trend: a fresh approach to social mobility

Hosted by Policy Exchange Bucking the trend: a fresh approach to social mobility Join us for Katharine Birbalsingh’s inaugural speech as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission. Katharine, the pioneering Headteacher of Michaela Community School, will set out the priorities of the Commission under her leadership. Drawing on her frontline experience, Katharine will outline her inspirational […]

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March 7, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Apprenticeships – do they work and could they be for you?

Apprenticeships – do they work and could they be for you? Please note: this is an external event run by the Free School Meals Club.  Join the Free School Meals Club on 10 March 2022 at 12pm for an online panel discussion looking at apprenticeships from the perspective of employers and candidates. Paul Noble of […]

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January 14, 2022 | SMC Admin

Socio-economic background data collection Q&A: Hosted by the Socio-economic diversity taskforce 

Please note: this is an external event run by the City of London Corporation on behalf of the Socio-economic Diversity Taskforce.  The Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce has teamed up with the Social Mobility Commission to provide a data collection Q&A session, where we will answer frequent questions that employers (on the taskforce and beyond) have about data collection.   This […]

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January 13, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Time for Change: Using apprenticeships to drive social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Social Mobility Commission are pleased to support this external event. Time for Change: Using apprenticeships to drive social mobility, diversity and inclusion More than any other early career route, apprenticeships offer real opportunity to drive social mobility, diversity, and inclusion in an organisation. This NAW2022, Amazing Apprenticeships are proud to invite you to a very […]

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September 1, 2021 | SMC Admin

Driving social mobility change in the profession: social mobility data – what to ask, how to get good return rates, and how to analyse

Please note: this is an external event run by the Law Society. The Law Society is committed to increasing diversity at all levels within the profession. The diversity profile of the profession is changing. Women make up 52% of those admitted. Ethnic minority solicitors comprise 18% of the profession. LGBT+ and disabled solicitors account for […]

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State of the Nation 2022 report – key insights

Our recently published State of the Nation 2022 report contains key insights on the state of social mobility right now in the UK. Using an innovative set of metrics, we were able to establish a new framework, the Social Mobility Index, to measure how socially mobile people are across the UK now, and in decades […]

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Achieving change together – ACT: driving social mobility in our profession

12/08/2022

Article from The Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce, on why she made #socialmobility a key priority for her presidency and what she has found out from roundtables held across the country as part of an Industry consultation.

Building an #evidence base was unanimously seen as a fundamental step for planning for #action to improve socio-economic diversity and inclusion in an organisation.

Stephanie joins us for our next employer event to discuss the importance of #culture and #leadership – find out more here, as well as how to register: http://ow.ly/khYf50KixK0

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