The Access Project

Volunteer tutors for disadvantaged young people

The Access Project works with bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them gain access to top universities. This project will provide support and tuition to 1360 students in 34 partner schools across London, East Midlands and West Midlands.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1143011)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£6,488

Donations

22

  • ‚ÄúYou tutoring our students makes a world of difference to them. It is not just about what you explicitly teach them, but the journey you have been on to get where you are. This is highly inspirational and motivational for our students and helps to set them on the path to their own journey..."

    — Su Wardrop, Deputy Head, Lilian Baylis Technology School

  • The legacy of The Access Project tutor will be felt by these students in the short term... but really understood and recognised in the long term as these students start careers in places they never thought they could access or even dreamed existed."

    — Esther Holland, Headteacher, Central Foundation Girls‚Äô School, London

  • “You tutoring our students makes a world of difference to them. It is not just about what you explicitly teach them, but the journey you have been on to get where you are. This is highly inspirational and motivational for our students and helps to set them on the path to their own journey..."

    — Su Wardrop, Deputy Head, Lilian Baylis Technology School

  • The legacy of The Access Project tutor will be felt by these students in the short term... but really understood and recognised in the long term as these students start careers in places they never thought they could access or even dreamed existed."

    — Esther Holland, Headteacher, Central Foundation Girls’ School, London

Situation

In the UK today, your family’s income determines your chances of reaching a top university: young people from the most advantaged backgrounds were almost 10 times more likely to get a place at a top university than the least advantaged. The university access gap matters: for young people, their families and the communities they live in. We believe that too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing the opportunity to realise their potential.

Solution

We know how to change this. Our programme is unique as we are the only charity to combine: 1) volunteer-led tutorials to address attainment as the first barrier to attending university for disadvantaged young people, and 2) professionally delivered university mentoring sessions to address lower application and offer rates - this is the second key barrier to attending university for disadvantaged young people.