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Social mobility scheme aims to diversify young research talent

       

Paid placements offered at research institutions to help disadvantaged Stem students access academic careers

The social mobility charity In2scienceUK has launched a programme offering research placements at top research institutions for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

According to a 2017 report from the Social Mobility Commission, just 10 per cent of life science professionals, 15 per cent of academics and 6 per cent of doctors come from working class backgrounds.

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