Social Mobility

A diverse and representative workforce can be crucial to the success of an organisation. As one of the few top UK Universities to exceed government benchmarks for widening access, social mobility is central to the University of Leicester.

Proud sponsor of 'The Advancement of Social Mobility in Graduate Recruitment Award' at the TARGETjobs Graduate Recruitment Awards

At the University of Leicester we're proud of our commitment to widening participation and developing an inclusive academic culture. By embracing the fact that everyone is unique, views life from a different angle, and that every journey is personal, we've achieved some remarkable results in our time. At the University of Leicester we're fortunate to benefit from a vibrant mix of students from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds.

We know that social mobility, and having a workforce that is diverse, and representative of your customers is vital to many organisations, and we are working with a number of leading employers and recruiters to build tailored solutions to support their recruitment aims.

The University of Leicester is proud of its commitment to ensuring those from disadvantaged backgrounds can fully access and engage with higher education. As part of our actions to enhance social mobility, we have developed a number of activities targeted at current students that seeks to address socio-economic inequalities via the Leicester OnTrack programme.

Leicester OnTrack aims to support students in making the most of what the University has to offer, from securing internships, part-time work or accessing leadership opportunities - we are here to point them in the right direction.

Social Mobility - Supply and Demand

Employer Relationships Manager here at Leicester and keen observer of the ever increasing number of Social Mobility and Widening Participation initiatives in the sector, Martin Perfect, explored the supply and demand around social mobility to the leading professions.

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