New volunteering programme for SMF students

“Network to get work”,”It’s who you know, not what you know”…we’ve heard it all before, and when it comes to job hunting these sentiments begin to ring very true. Talking to people, mingling and making connections are a sure way to find out more about, and secure, opportunities. This is usually the way we talk about […]

Welcome to our 2015 cohort!

We have been very busy over the last few weeks here at the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF), kicking off the Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP) with seven launch events across the country. Welcoming our largest cohort to date, we have hosted students in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester to introduce them to all the […]

Laurie’s story

I had always struggled in deciding what I wanted to do, at one point I wanted to be just about everything. Soon I decided that because I loved to write stories with my Nan and I loved books that  I would become a writer…or a librarian or a book shop owner. I decided to focus […]

Elite university entry amongst poor high achievers 20% higher if they join an SMF programme

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) today publishes an independent evaluation by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, which examines the SMF’s impact on the university destinations of young people on its programmes. It finds that the impact of its programme on participants, who are high achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds, is […]

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