The 93% Club is a national social mobility initiative dedicated to improving the university experience of students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Students attending university from these backgrounds often lack the same level of social, human or cultural capital as their more privileged peers. These differences can often be attributed to the lack of opportunities for extra-curricular programmes available for these students at school – these activities are proven to provide personal enrichment and the skills students learn from them are absolutely crucial for broadening their horizons both professionally and personally.
As the name suggests, this society aims to represent the interests of state-schooled students who account for 93% of the population but face inequality when it comes to obtaining opportunities. The data and statistics that this club provides to make its case are both eye-opening and overwhelming. This is because privately schooled students, despite representing just 7% of the population, account for 74% of judges, 34% of FTSE CEOs, 61% of Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians, and 50% of Cabinet members. The 93% Club aims to redress this gap by giving university students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, social events and activities that are geared towards equipping them with the necessary skills to become serious competitors in the job market. Through our network of universities, The 93% Club fosters a strong alumni network for its members both at university and post-graduation. The 93% Club continues to grow but, for now, you can find us at the following universities:
- University of Law;
- University College London;
- St Andrews;
- Sussex; and