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Our 25th Masterclass event is another opportunity to learn from expert speakers and your peers.


08:45am Registration

09:00am Introduction and Welcome – Jenny Austin, Recruitment Solutions Manager at GRB. Understand the background to GRN and the learning outcomes for today’s session.

09.10am The View From Campus – Lynne Hamilton-Gow, Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing ICAEW. Discover the latest activity on campus revealing student behaviour and recruiter campaigns

09.40am Q&A. Your chance to probe and clarify issues raised by the first speaker.

10.00am Refreshment Break. Enjoy a tea or coffee and catch up with fellow members, colleagues and make new acquaintances.

10.15am  Social Mobility Masterclass: Unlocking New Potential – Mona Vadher, Head of Corporate Partnerships at upReach. A skilled, talented and diverse workforce is essential to the success of individual businesses and the economy as a whole. However, at this critical time for the future of our country, social mobility is stagnant and the more privileged are 80% more likely to make it into top professional jobs than those from working class backgrounds.

This session is delivered by Mona Vadher, Head of Corporate Partnerships at upReach; an award-winning social mobility, who work with undergraduates across UK universities from less-advantaged backgrounds to improve access to top jobs and close the employability skills gap. Hear how upReach partner with over 30 leading employers who are committed to help them in their mission for a more socially diverse organisation, to ensure impact and return on investment. She will cover:

• The UK Social Mobility Landscape
• Contextualised Grade Platforms
• About upReach, why we exist and how we Partner with employers to help them improve their social mobility
• A small case study (with one of our employer Partners)

10.45am Q&A. Your chance to probe and clarify issues raised by the second speaker.

11.00am Close


Is it free? The first release of 40 tickets are free. Thereafter, bookings require a donation to cover the organisation costs of running this event.

What is your cancellation policy? Our hosts kindly provide their venue, our speakers schedule their time and there are hours spent organising GRN events to make them successful. Places are limited and GRN events are usually oversubscribed. If you cannot attend then please give two working days’ notice via email to me at d.hawes@grb.uk.com so we can release tickets to those on our waitlist.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This event is exclusively for GRN members only. Apply to join HERE.

Can I book more than one ticket? Yes, however due to the popularity of these events it may be necessary to restrict entrance to one person per member organisation.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The nearest Tube station is Moorgate.