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The UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

Some of the SOMOs audience membersOrganisations from across the UK gathered virtually for the first online UK Social Mobility Awards gala to celebrate the advancement of social mobility in the UK. The winning entries of the fourth annual UK Social Mobility Awards were...

UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Gala update

UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Gala update

  Whilst we are beginning to see life and work returning to the new normal, we, at Making The Leap, are well aware that COVID-19 is still a big issue and that it is not the time to get together in person for an awards ceremony, however important. With this in...

SOMOs Finalists announced for 2020

SOMOs Finalists announced for 2020

  The SOMO Awards™ 2020 Finalists are here   Shortlist of organisations and individuals announced across 12 categories for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020.   We are pleased to announce our finalists for the 2020 iteration of the UK Social...

Top Tips for SOMOs – by Boost Awards

Top Tips for SOMOs – by Boost Awards

Boost AwardsDoing yourself justice when entering The UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 (SOMOs) So, you think you deserve a UK Social Mobility Award? You quite possibly do. But standing between you and the recognition you undoubtedly deserve is the (not so) small matter...

Deadline extended to July 10th

Deadline extended to July 10th

  In the current complex and dynamic environment of COVID-19, being recognised as an organisation making a positive contribution to society is more important than ever. The UK Social Mobility Awards invites organisations to be a part of this movement and for them...

2019 Winners Case Study Report

2019 Winners Case Study Report

All the winners. We are excited to bring you the 2019 Winners Case Study Report, by The Centre for Social Investigation (CSI). Last year’s awards brought us our most successful year so far, with a 30% increase in both entrants and entries from previous years, while at...

The Social Mobility Business Seminar 2020: Key Takeaways

The Social Mobility Business Seminar 2020: Key Takeaways

Social Mobility Business Seminar  The second Social Mobility Business Seminar was held on Tuesday 10th March, at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London. As the first event of the fourth year of the UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs), in association with...

Key Findings Report for the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards Launched

Key Findings Report for the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards Launched

Making The Leap associatesWe are excited to bring you Leading the Charge | How leading UK organisations are supporting social mobility, a report on the findings from the 2019 SOMOs. Last year’s initiative built on the success of previous years, with a 30% increase in...

“Every school should have an aspirations coordinator.” Thoughts from the inaugural ‘School/College of the Year’ winners, Southmoor Academy

“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.

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