ALMOST 1 MILLION CHILDREN CAN’T ACCESS ONLINE LESSONS DURING COVID-19 – BUT THERE ARE 14 MILLION SPARE LAPTOPS SITTING IN BRITAIN’S DRAWERS

The Department for Opportunities is launching a new campaign to encourage laptop donations as research reveals that if just one in every fourteen unused laptops were donated, every child in the UK would have the tools they need to learn during Covid-19. Britons say learning equipment is the most important thing for children to have […]

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SANTANDER UK IS ACCELERATING SOCIAL MOBILITY

“… attracting, retaining and rewarding the most talented people, regardless of their start in life, will help us create a thriving workplace and one where colleagues are able to bring their whole selves to work”. We sat down with John Collins, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, and Anouska Ramsay, Director of Culture and Capability, to […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO STOP REGIONAL INEQUALITIES WIDENING AND ‘GENERATION COVID’ BEING LOSERS FROM RECESSION

Urgent action needed to stop regional inequalities widening and ‘generation covid’ being losers from recession NEW Coalition of employers formed to HELP YOUNG PEOPLE AS GOVERNMENT IS URGED TO target support at areas with fewest opportunities The latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) paint a grim picture for young people across […]

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EDUCATIONAL DIVIDE SET TO WIDEN DURING EPIDEMIC

  Polling shows 40 per cent of children on low incomes do not have a quiet place to study Better-off families three times as likely to use private tutors during school shut-down Universities urged to take social background of students into account in deciding places   The Department for Opportunities, the campaign arm of the […]

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REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES.

The people in our poster are real people with real stories. Out-dated hiring policies reject talented, passionate, hard-working individuals who have not been given the opportunity to show what they can offer due to unconscious bias. A name, where you come from or what university you went to does not depict what an individual can […]

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OUT-DATED HIRING POLICIES CLOSE DOORS ON TALENT.

CVs never tell the whole story. Too often, individuals are rejected from roles simply because of where they come from or what University they went to. Out-dated hiring policies are causing employers to close the door on talent they haven’t even given a chance. It’s time for things to change.

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Two fifths of bright disadvantaged students are not confident they will receive fair GCSE or A level grades this summer, @SocialMobilityF
research suggests https://www.tes.com/news/gcses-2021-poor-pupils-dont-think-grades-will-be-fair