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

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.

A huge benefit is that I've become more engaged with my career thinking. GoldReach continuously emails valuable opportunities that we can participate in to gain transferable skills. The Summer Insight Week 2020 has allowed me to construct my LinkedIn profile and network with professionals, which is equally important as academic learning. Especially during the global pandemic, GoldReach has proved that they are always accessible to support students with their career growth.

GoldReach has made me more confident in my career choices. The Summer Insight Week 2020 has vastly contributed to my confidence as I feel like I have more knowledge and understanding of how to achieve my goals and stand out as a candidate. It helps me to have a balance of building my professional profile as well as completing my academic studies."


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