Lloyds Scholars has, for the 2nd year running, won the upReach Student Social Mobility Award for Highest Impact Employer Initiative. This prize recognises employer initiatives to boost social mobility and is voted for by students. With over 800 votes cast and strong competitors such as Avent & Overy, Aviva, Deloitte, Enterprise and KPMG, the independent judging panel had a tough decision on their hands.
The Lloyds Scholars programme in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group runs at 9 Universities across the country. It offers the opportunity for those from low income backgrounds to gain financial assistance throughout their time at University. They also undertake up to two paid internships with the banking group, receive a dedicated Lloyds mentor and are required to do at least 100 hours of community volunteering a year. We currently have 54 Scholars at Bath across all years and subjects. The programme aims to improve access to University for all while enhancing employability skills through volunteering and work experience.
The nominations were initially anonymised for the panel of leaders in politics, education, business and academia, and further in the selection process the full details of each nominee, including personal and supporting statements and contextual data, were made available.
The University of Bath is one of 9 universities across the UK running the Lloyds Scholar scheme, and they would like to thank all those students who cast their votes to make this possible.
To find out more follow: https://studentsocialmobilityawards.org.uk/