“Every school should have an aspirations coordinator.” Thoughts from the inaugural ‘School/College of the Year’ winners, Southmoor Academy
Southmoor Academy, based in Sunderland, won the inaugural ‘School/College of the Year’ award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019. This interview with their Aspirations Coordinator, Claire Ungley, discusses their strategy for social mobility and why gaining national recognition is vital for building momentum for the UK-wide movement.
Organisations from across the UK gathered to celebrate the growing social mobility movement at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. We celebrated the initiatives that have been most successful in advancing the cause and issued a call to action for greater commitment and collaboration.
An interview with Wendy Lyons, Chartered Business Psychologist and Director at Human Assets Ltd. Wendy has been on the judging panel for the UK Social Mobility Awards for the last two years and offers a unique perspective on what organisations can do differently to advance the social mobility agenda.
The UK Social Mobility Awards announced their shortlist for 2019. Across 11 categories, 57 unique organisations were selected as those most successfully advancing social mobility and embedding it as a core strategy in their business.
A discussion of social mobility and responsible business practices, including quotes from UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 winners. The article looks at why it is imperative not only to have a social mobility initiative, but to promote that initiative at every opportunity.
A look back at the Social Mobility Business Seminar, at which executives from across business and government to discuss social mobility best practice and share thought leadership. There was a keynote speech by Nadhim Zahawi MP, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The UK Social Mobility Awards, in association with Capita, are launching for the third year with a Social Mobility Business Seminar, sponsored by Milkround. Georgie Brazier, Marketing Manager at Milkround, discussed some of the key reasons why this event is so important.
The UK Social Mobility Awards, in association with Capita, are launching for the third year with a Social Mobility Business Seminar, sponsored by Milkround. The seminar will bring previous winners and sponsors together with organisations interested in entering the 2019 awards or developing social mobility initiatives and seeking best practice guidance.
Jonathan Andrews, Trainee Solicitor at Reed Smith and winner of the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 talks about his journey from a comprehensive school to one of the biggest law firms in the world and a wealth of recognition for his work to promote social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
Geoffrey Williams, UK Social Mobility Awards Judge and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Thompson Reuters, talks about his social mobility story and why the awards are so important to encourage best practice amongst organisations across the UK.