News

There is so much happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland and our news portal will allow us to share it with you.

Awards highlight GCU as a UK leader in social mobility

Woman standing on top of mountain

Glasgow Caledonian University has been recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking organisations by judges of the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

The university's commitment to social mobility has led to a nomination in the category of Social Mobility Champion.

Professor Pamela Gillies, principal and vice-chancellor of GCU, has been nominated alongside senior leaders from Marks & Spencer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton and law firm DLA Piper.

The UK Social Mobility Awards is organised by the charity Making The Leap and the winners will be announced in October.

Organisers were impressed with GCU's consistent success in widening access to higher education, the University's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and its innovative and transformational approach to enhancing social mobility at home and abroad.

Tunde Banjoko OBE, chief executive and founder of the UK Social Mobility Awards, said: "We are delighted to have shortlisted our third cohort of finalists for the UK Social Mobility Awards, having received entries from many fantastic organisations and individuals. 

"The awards were created to encourage organisations across the UK to see social mobility as a business imperative and embed core strategies to advance it. While we celebrate the finalists, we are clear that this is a conversation and a movement for everybody."

 

Links

Glasgow Caledonian University

UK Social Mobility Awards 2019


No Comments...


Add a comment

01 02 08 09 Audio Captcha
Add Comment
 

 

What’s happening

This is a living, breathing website with regular updates on news, blogs and events. It’s the place to come back to again and again if you want to know what’s happening in the science and technology world in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Subscribe to keep up to date on our latest news, blog posts and events.

News

   

GCU awards for South African rail staff

Nearly 200 employees of the South African rail transport agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) graduate...

Read more...


EE launches 5G in Glasgow and Hamilton

EE has switched on 5G in Glasgow and Hamilton, where customers can now receive the latest mobile net...

Read more...


Protein antibiotics offer new hope for fighting common crop diseases

Scientists have tested a new way to protect crops from a widespread and devastating bacterial diseas...

Read more...

Blog

   

Game of Drones: A Song of Boats and LiDAR

Drones in the sky, drones in the sea, drones on land. Could drones be doing more for you? At Art of ...

Read more...


Grounds to create global change

To mark International Zero Waste Week Scott Kennedy, co-founder of Revive Eco and member of Industri...

Read more...


Learning to fuel the growth of a more sustainable world

Rachel Clark from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) encourages students into s...

Read more...

Events

   

Matt Dillahunty: Magic, Skepticism & Questions

Matt Dillahunty is well-known as one of the hosts of the popular Atheist Experience phone-in show (w...

Read more...


Anatomy Lab Live: Contagion

Enjoy a two-course meal before handling real organ specimens to learn about infectious diseases in a...

Read more...


Dying of Fright:'Voodoo Fright Death' & the evolution of emotion

A brief exploration of the spooky phenomenon of fright death, examining modern neuroscientific expla...

Read more...

previous post next post