GoldReach provides enhanced careers support for UK undergraduate students (home fee status) from underrepresented backgrounds.

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We recognise that students from underrepresented groups* may face additional barriers accessing graduate-level employment. GoldReach aims to help you reflect on your aspirations and reach your potential.

What GoldReach offers

GoldReach will provide you with the opportunity to broaden your career horizons, develop your employability skills and access a range of opportunities designed to help you compete for internships, jobs and other work opportunities.

It includes:

  • Longer, 30 minute individual career appointments, giving you the time you may need to explore your future
  • Speakers and sessions relevant to your interests
  • Additional coaching to facilitate access to work experience opportunities
  • Advanced bookings for careers and employability events to ensure you don’t miss out on opportunities
  • Summer insight events to showcase different employer and job sectors
  • Newsletters to keep you informed of upcoming opportunities both inside and outside the university

Summer Insight Week  

A week of activity, 5 - 8 July, to help you to build employability skills and support your career planning.

Opportunities are available to explore working in the Investment Management sector and you will work in groups to respond to an employability challenge.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your applications and interviews with evidence of working remotely on a mini-project.

Find out more about the Summer Insight Week

Who it is for

You are eligible to sign up for GoldReach if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Household income of less than 25K as declared to Student Finance
  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BME) background
  • Mature student – over the age of 21 at the start of your course (undergraduate only)
  • Disabled or long-term health condition
  • Care leaver or estranged student
  • Gypsy, Roma or Traveller background
  • Student parent or carer
  • Have refugee or asylum seeker status
  • Adult children from military families

Please note that you must also be a UK domiciled ‘home’ student.

* Groups that have been identified as under-represented by the Office for Students.

Summer Insight Week case studies

Sarah Nganwuchu, BSc Psychology with Management graduate

"The skills and knowledge I've developed in the GoldReach Insight Week will be useful in the future, especially as we're currently living in an uncertain market, upskilling is essential!"

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Naznina Begum, BA International Relations student

"I enjoyed the combination of independent learning and talks with Leah and Jonny in the GoldReach Insight Week as I was able to engage with differerent research methods and design thinking processes."

Rehnuma Rahman, BA (Hons) Sociology

"GoldReach is important because it's tailored to students from underrepresented groups, including BAME students, which aims to support them through common issues and the experiences they face. It also aims to build their CV and skills so they are not in a position of disadvantages when making applications for graduate jobs or internships.


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