Two University of Birmingham students nominated in the Student Social Mobility Awards
Massive congratulations to UoB undergraduate students who’ve bagged themselves nominations at the fourth annual Student Social Mobility Awards in the Property Sector category.
The awards, organised by upReach, recognise students who’ve managed to find success despite socio-economic challenges – such as limited professional networks, juggling multiple responsibilities while studying, and living in areas with low job prospects.
Tom and George, along with the other nominees, will get to attend a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 21 July 2022 at the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.
The undergraduate nominees were chosen through a UK-wide student vote, and the winners will be selected by a judging panel including representatives across the fields of education, business, technology, and the charity sector.
Tom, who grew up in Halesowen, Dudley, says:
“As the first-generation in my family to attend university, from a small town in the West Midlands, I felt like the odds were stacked against me when I have been seeking a graduate level job. As I have been applying for graduate roles, it appears that students from the south that have been privately educated have had an advantage.
However, this has only made me more driven to succeed and get to where I want to be.”
Even though there can only be one winner in the category, getting shortlisted is a wonderful achievement. Good luck to both Tom and George, we're rooting for you here at UoB!
Learn more about the 2022 Student Social Mobility Awards.