Social mobility ranking success for University of Bradford
The University of Bradford has been ranked the top university outside of London for supporting social mobility.
A study produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Sutton Trust analysed the extent to which universities, subjects and courses promote intergenerational mobility. It used free school meals as the low income indicator and measured mobility success as progression to the top 20% of earnings by the age of 30. It compared the mobility rates across different university types and identified pharmacology, computing and law as the best performing subjects for social mobility.
On the University of Bradford’s success, Jo Beaumont, Associate Director Student Services: Careers, Employability and Engagement and Go Higher Skills Group member said: ”Social mobility is a core value of the University. We are proud of the difference we are making to students’ lives, and it’s great to see our work recognised in this way.”
This builds on earlier recognition of the University’s social mobility focus and approach. It was named The Times & Sunday Times University of Social Inclusion (2019/20) and the Student Life Team gained the first ever national Levelling Up award in 2021 (part of the Rt Hon Justine Greening’s Social Mobility Pledge initiative) for its work in helping students in financial difficulty.