The UK Social Mobility Awards 2022

The UK Social
Mobility Awards

A nationwide leadership initiative
focused on advancing
social mobility.

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Welcome to the UK Social Mobility Awards. We champion the advancement of social mobility by recognising and celebrating employers and educators working to improve it.

Why enter the UK Social Mobility Awards?

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Showcase your achievements

Be acknowledged for your organisation’s social mobility accomplishments. Get recognition for prioritising an important initiative.
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Celebrate with your team

Inspire your current employees (and students!) by celebrating your achievements. Attract future talent by sharing your commitments to social mobility.
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Be a recognised leader

Share best practice with other organisations to inform their social mobility work. Motivate
other organisations to get involved with social mobility.

SOMO Categories

Organisational

Organisation of The Year | Celebrates those firms making an outstanding commitment to social mobility issues.
Innovation | Recognises an organisation that is leading the way in supporting social mobility in new and innovative ways.
Leadership of The Year |Recognises those companies who have taken their commitment to social mobility to new places in unexpected ways, affecting systemic change along the way.
Recruitment Programme of The Year | Celebrates the organisations leading the way in recruitment practices.
Progression Programme of The Year | Celebrates organisations that are committed to pushing talent onwards and upwards.
Community Programme of The Year | Celebrates the organisations that are making a tangible difference to our communities.
School/College of The Year |Recognises the secondary schools and colleges making an outstanding commitment to social mobility issues.
University of The Year | Celebrates those universities making an outstanding commitment to social mobility issues.
Start Up of The Year *NEW for 2022* | Celebrates the start-ups that are leading the way in SEB inclusion.

Individual*

Champion of The Year | Celebrates a senior leader who has had the imagination to “think big”.
Mentor of The Year | celebrates those who help the development of those from a less-advantaged background.
Rising Star | Recognises those in the early stages of their career making a significant contribution to advancing social mobility.

* Nominated by their eligible organisation

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Key dates

January

2022 SOMOs website launch

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June 24th

ENTRY DEADLINE

July

JUDGING DAYS

March 24th

SOCIAL MOBILITY BUSINESS SEMINAR

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June 27th to July 8th

SHORTLISTING

October 13th

AWARDS NIGHT

April 25th

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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July 11th

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

January

2022 SOMOs website launch

April 25th

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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June 27th to July 8th

SHORTLISTING

July

JUDGING DAYS

March (tbc)

SOCIAL MOBILITY BUSINESS SEMINAR

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June 24th

ENTRY DEADLINE

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July 11th

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

October 13th

AWARDS NIGHT

January

2022 SOMOs website launch

March (tbc)

SOCIAL MOBILITY BUSINESS SEMINAR

April 25th

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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June 24th

ENTRY DEADLINE

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June 27th to July 8th

SHORTLISTING

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July 11th

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

July

JUDGING DAYS

October 13th

AWARDS NIGHT

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The UK Social Mobility Awards is a fundraising initiative for the registered charity, Making The Leap

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