Liverpool student to receive recognition for outstanding achievement

UpReach Social Mobility Awards

On 13 July an undergraduate from the University of Liverpool will be recognised at the fifth annual Student Social Mobility Awards for defying the odds to achieve outstanding success as they prepare for life after university.

Announced during a prestigious ceremony at London’s Mansion House, the nominees and winners will be celebrated for their grit, resilience and determination to succeed.

Chloe Hawryluk, who is a second-year student studying Politics at the University of Liverpool, is nominated for the Academic Success Award. She said: “I’m a working class, first generation, and state-educated student, studying at the University of Liverpool. I think social mobility is so important as it allows other individuals like me to experience the privilege of university”.

The Student Social Mobility Awards are organised by the social mobility charity upReach to recognise the incredible achievements of undergraduate students, organisations, and individuals striving to improve social mobility across the UK.

This year’s ceremony is set to be the biggest yet, with 18 awards being handed out and over 200 attendees gathering at the prestigious Mansion House venue in London to celebrate the successes of young people, schools, employers and universities.

The nominated students have managed to find success despite numerous 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.

This year, there were over 175 undergraduate nominations, with nominees hailing from 47 different universities. An independent judging panel of 14 leading representatives across the fields of education, business, technology, and the charity sector have selected the winners from the outstanding nominees.

Nick Bent, CEO of upReach – the charity behind the Student Social Mobility Awards said: “In the current economic climate, events like the Student Social Mobility Awards are more important than ever before. By spotlighting individuals who have overcome immense challenges to succeed in their chosen career path, we can provide vital role models for the next generation. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations working exceptionally hard to transform social mobility across the UK.”

 UpReach is an award-winning social mobility charity driven by a vision of a society in which everybody has an equal opportunity to realise their full career potential, regardless of social background. Working in close partnership with leading employers and universities, they support 3,000 students from across the UK to discover a variety of career options, and develop the vital employability skills, networks and experiences needed to succeed in their chosen career and beyond.

The University of Liverpool’s Careers and Employability team work with UpReach each year to provide students with the chance to benefit from the support available through their programmes. From September the team are excited to announce that they will be doubling the number places available on the programme, with 60 students able to benefit from the support, guidance, and opportunities provided by UpReach.

More information on UpReach and their support for students and graduates can be found on their website at: