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The UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

The UK’s only awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of individuals and companies in promoting social mobility celebrated their second year with a fantastic gala at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square. The winning entries of the second iteration of the UK...

My Social Mobility Story: Claudine Adeyemi

My Social Mobility Story: Claudine Adeyemi

Despite still being in the early stages of her career, Claudine Adeyemi of Mischon De Reya is a well-known and influential figure in the worlds of law and social mobility. Born and raised in South London and spending most of her childhood in a single-parent home...

Five Things YOU Can Do To Improve Social Mobility

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....

An inspiring introduction to the 2018 Awards

An inspiring introduction to the 2018 Awards

The 2018 UK Social Mobility Awards was launched on 19th March, at an inspiring evening reception that brought together leading figures from business, government and the public sector. The event was generously sponsored by Coutts & Co and hosted at their stunning...

Inspiring pupils to consider Careers In Numbers

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

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

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

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

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...

The Day the First UK Social Mobility Awards felt real

The Day the First UK Social Mobility Awards felt real

Last Friday, I had what unexpectedly turned out to be a most humbling experience, when I observed the judging panel session for the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards. There I was in a splendid room overlooking the Thames, in PwC’s Embankment headquarters, with 22...

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