28.03.22

Salford rises to sixth place in the 2022 Social Mobility Index and best in the North West

Categories: University Campus

The Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI) 2022 Social Mobility Index, published this week, has ranked Salford at number six in England and number one in the North West. This is a significant improvement from last year - up eight places from fourteenth. The findings look at how effective different universities are at delivering social mobility. This year’s Index combines the distance travelled by graduates from an institution and the number of graduates transported.

The new methodology incorporates Graduate Outcomes data with the Index of Multiple Deprivation Quintile. The changes have been welcomed by many institutions, who feel it better demonstrates the value that universities add to their students’ life chances.

As a civic university, we are committed to improving social mobility for young people, as well as delivering on the government’s levelling up agenda. We are dedicated to providing students with an education which gives them hands-on experiences that will set them up for life. Here at Salford we are proud to serve students from wide ranging backgrounds and we are always striving to improve on the student experience.

Professor Karl Dayson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise said: “I am delighted to see Salford ranked so highly in the 2022 Social Mobility Index. This is a testament to our commitment to helping our students achieve their full potential, preparing them to work in the industries of tomorrow and contributing to the economic and social success of our city region.”

Read about the 2022 Social Mobility Index on the Higher Education Policy Institute website here

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