UoB student wins at the Student Social Mobility Awards
You might remember our news story from a couple of weeks ago about two UoB undergraduate students, Tom Ducille and George Stewart, who received nominations at the Student Social Mobility Awards.
The Awards, organised by the social mobility charity upReach, celebrates students who have managed to find success despite facing socio-economic challenges, such as limited professional networks, juggling multiple responsibilities alongside studying, reduced access to careers support and living in areas with low job prospects. 67% of nominees were the first in their family to attend university, 21% had caring responsibilities and more than half were eligible for free school meals.
While being nominated is an amazing achievement in itself, both students got to attend a prestigious awards ceremony at the House of Lords where George ended up scooping the top prize in the Property category!
Commenting on his success, George said: “Attending the Student Social Mobility Awards at the House of Lords was an honour! Being able to meet like-minded individuals and industry leaders was a real privilege. On top of this, being presented with an award made the evening a life-long memory. I can't thank upReach enough for this opportunity, and for their unwavering support!”
Massive congratulations George on your award, and to Tom for being nominated – we’re so proud of you both here at UoB!
Learn more about the awards and read the full list of nominees and winners on the Student Social Mobility Awards website.