RUNNER-UP: UBS and IntoUniversity
UBS has partnered IntoUniversity (IU) since 2007, working towards a shared goal of tackling educational disadvantage. IU provides a holistic programme of support at its learning centres, for pupils to attain a university place or another chosen aspiration. UBS’s support has helped IU to grow from a neighbourhood service based in Hoxton to a Hackney-wide provision reaching over 1,800 young people annually. In 2015, 80% of IU Hackney school leavers progressed to university, compared to the national average of 37% (23% for all students from Free School Meal backgrounds).