All universities, including the University of London, have a key role to play in supporting and promoting social mobility.
Professor Thomson explains: "We must do our utmost to remove barriers and support talented individuals to realise their full potential. Together with other universities and employers, we have signed up to play our part in promoting social mobility. The actions we take to support the Pledge will open doors for people who may otherwise have found them closed.”
The aims of the Social Mobility Pledge are in keeping with the University of London’s deeply held values and longstanding commitment to improving access to higher education. It has a proud track record of making education accessible for all, both here in the UK and abroad, where it has 50,000 students in 190 countries.