In today’s episode I sit down with Joe Seddon. Joe is the Founder and CEO of Zero Gravity, a tech startup which mentors students from low-income backgrounds into the UK’s best universities and careers. Launched from his bedroom in West Yorkshire, Joe has grown Zero Gravity from a student bedroom startup into one of the UK’s leading social mobility organisations. In 2020, Zero Gravity mentored 1000+ low-income students into highly-selective universities, including 151 students into Oxbridge. Last year, Joe was named as one of the Top 10 Young Digital Leaders in the UK by Lloyd’s Bank, and his work with Zero Gravity has been recognised with a social impact award from the Prime Minister.
In our conversation we discuss a range of topics such as the north/south divide in opportunities in the UK, why so few students from the poorest households get into top universities and how Zero Gravity is disrupting the social mobility space. This is a really informative episode so lets get straight into it!
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