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The UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

A review of the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018, including photos from the night, details of the speeches and thoughts from the Founder of the UK Social Mobility Awards and Making The Leap, Tunde Banjoko OBE; Chair of the Judging Panel for the Awards, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE; and CEO of the Headline Sponsor, Capita, Jon Lewis.

My Social Mobility Story: Claudine Adeyemi

An interview with social mobility champion Claudine Adeyemi. An associate at Mishcon de Reya, Claudine founded the Student Development Co and recently launched an app designed to enable young people to find out about different careers, called Career Ear.

Five Things YOU Can Do To Improve Social Mobility

I’ve lost count of the number of conversations where I was left feeling that there is a real sense of momentum around social mobility. Organisations from across the country, in both the private and public sectors, are doing something or thinking about doing something....

Inspiring pupils to consider Careers In Numbers

On 8th February, we introduced school pupils from two Southwark schools, to top financial companies, at our first Careers In Numbers event. The event aimed to help schoolchildren aged 15-18 to feel inspired by careers at these companies, to learn about all the...

Launching the 2018 UK Social Mobility Awards

We are thrilled to reveal our newly relaunched website for the UK Social Mobility Awards! The new site, which was designed by Atomic Concepts, has a sleeker and simpler look and feel, and features a video of our 2017 awards night highlights. Over the coming months,...

London’s not hot… for everyone

Last week the Social Mobility Commission published their annual State of the Nation report, which drew particular attention to the various social mobility hot and cold spots across Britain. The report argues that growing up in one of these areas can be one of the...

Raising University Aspirations 2017

London pupils introduced to leading UK universities On 7-8 November, Making The Leap brought leading universities to London schoolchildren for our third annual Raising University Aspirations fair. The event provides pupils from years 8-13 the opportunity for...

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 winners

The inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards – organised by Making The Leap - announced the winning 2017 entries at last week’s awards ceremony, held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The Awards celebrated the forward-thinking organisations who are...

Announcement: UKSMA Host

Announcement: UKSMA Host   We are delighted to announce as our host for the UK Social Mobility Awards gala - award-winning presenter, Steph McGovern. For a decade, Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world; from international summits to...

10/7/17 – UKSMA Shortlist Announced

UK Social Mobility Awards announces 2017 Shortlist 10th July 2017: Shortlist of companies and organisations announced today for the UK Social Mobility Awards.   The inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards have received an incredible response, and it was announced today...

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