Strong partnerships with universities are crucial to our success. upReach’s intensive and personalised programmes of support help universities achieve their progression goals while simultaneously increasing the proportion of disadvantaged students that secure graduate jobs. Our expertise helps increase engagement, close the employability skills gap and boost graduate outcomes. Our students study at over 70 different universities across the UK, and we work closely with Widening Participation teams, faculty, student societies, student unions and careers services.

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of upReach Associates who graduated in 2018 were in professional employment or further study 15 months after graduation.

median salary of our 2018 graduates who secured highly skilled employment, £4,000 higher than the average university graduate.

professional mentoring relationships established in 2020 between Associates and employees at our partners.

attendances at Insight Days in 2020 by our Associates.

upReach Associates are typically five times more likely to be successful when applying to one of our partner employers than the average applicant.

upReach Associates at the University of Exeter not only had a graduate destination score higher than bursary eligible students from the university, but also outperformed their more advantaged peers.

The University of Exeter is delighted to be a partner University and support the excellent work that upReach offers our students in supporting their career plans. The upReach team are passionate about what they do, and the range of help and activities enables students to realise their career goals and aspirations through engagement with employer partners and support from mentors to meet their individual needs. Truly inspiring stories from upReach alumni Associates!

- Career Consultant, University of Exeter


upReach Associates study at over 80 different universities across the UK. We work in close collaboration with a growing number of university partners, who co-fund our Rise Programme of support for a selected student cohort. If you would like to discuss how you could partner with upReach, please email alex.webb@upreach.org.uk.