vocL Hosted Network Evening 21/02/24: Social Mobility

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Hosted by Timpson, this network evening saw a thought-provoking panel discussion on social mobility take place. Panellists included:

Host: Juergen Maier – Co-Founder of vocL
Malcolm Press – Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University
Matthew Balnaves – vocL Voice and Head of Strategy, Agent
Genta Haxhija – vocL Voice and Enhancing Communities Manager, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Justine Ball – vocL Voice and Partner, Shakespeare Martineau LLP / AMPA
Vincent Egunlae – vocL Voice and Manager, M&A, Grant Thornton UK LLP
Will Lankston – vocL Voice and Managing Director, Timpson Direct

Each speaker shared poignant accounts of their educational and career journeys, underscoring the importance of accessible education and informed decision-making for children’s futures.

The conversation delved into strategies for enhancing access and guidance to higher education and empowering individuals from all backgrounds. Highlighted was the talk on Timpson’s transformative Prison Academies, sparking inspiration for businesses to emulate. The evening radiated authenticity, emotion, and a profound sense of hope for a more equitable future.

With the inspiring discussion that occurred that night and continues to happen daily amongst the vocL community, we hope you’ll join us on our journey of making a positive impact and driving meaningful change.

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