UCL and In2scienceUK’s programme In2reseach nominated as a finalist in the UK Social Mobility Awards.

In response to the lack of diversity in higher education In2Research  was co-founded by UCL’s Cassandra Hugill, Public Engagement Manager at the Department of Imaging Neuroscience, alongside the social mobility charity In2scienceUK.

The programme supports individuals from marginalised groups through a series of workshops, mentoring sessions and away days. This culminates in a paid 8 -week research placement over the summer. The programme provides participants with the skills to peruse postgraduate research education as well as promoting a positive and inclusive research culture across participating universities.

The programme also focuses on building a more inclusive research culture by providing training and development to researchers who are mentoring and hosting participants.

Beginning at UCL, the programme now extends to University of Cambridge and City University of London.  In2research is supported by £3 million pounds of funding and sponsorship.

UK Social Mobility Awards recognise the improvement taken by organisations to challenge the boundaries that those from underrepresented groups face.

On the nomination Cassandra said:

‘It is wonderful to be a finalist at this year’s UK Social Mobility Awards. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved through the In2research programme and look forward to continuing to support greater diversity within academia.’

In2reseach is a finalist in the Innovation category, with winners announced on Thursday 13th October 2022.


We wish In2research the best of luck in their nomination!

Interested in In2Research? Applications are currently open for In2research’s 2022/2023 programme.