Newman leads the way for social mobility

25/03/2022 by Leah Masters

We are delighted to have been recognised in the Top 10 universities for social mobility.

Newman University is now ranked 7th in the English Social Mobility Index for 2022, up one place from 2021.

Jackie Dunne, Vice Chancellor at Newman University, said: “We are delighted to see Newman University recognised again as being in the Top 10 universities in the HEPI Social Mobility Index. Providing an inclusive University opportunity for all, irrespective of background, and enabling individuals to succeed in their studies and go on to make a positive difference in their communities is at the heart of the Newman University mission.”

The index illustrates the value universities add to their students’ life chances, taking into account a range of data points including students’ demographic backgrounds, how far they travel to university and education outcomes scores. The index aims to publicly demonstrate the value different higher education institutions add to their students, enabling social mobility by expanding opportunities and enabling students to fulfil their potential.

Crucially, the Top 10 showcases a diverse range of universities, from Russell Group institutions to former polytechnics, colleges of advanced technology and newer universities, demonstrating the strength in breadth of the sector.

The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education, commented: “We should do more to celebrate those universities which make a contribution to social mobility – that means getting on, not just getting in. This is why I’m so delighted that this new league table is seeking to do exactly that, by highlighting the work that universities do to transform lives.”

Find out more detailed information from the HEPI Social Mobility Index.