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Changing Perceptions - The Access Project at Oxbridge

This Tuesday, during a taster lecture on modern cultural history, I listened as the The Beatles’ 1965 song ‘Norwegian Wood’ ended, and Professor Peter Mandler asked his audience if anyone recognised the song he’d just played. The question was...

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Working together towards GCSEs

Hi I’m Annieen; one of the students on The Access Project. It all started in a science lesson when a white slip was given to me informing me to attend a meeting about something called ‘The Access Project.’ I attended the meeting and to this day, I...

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Knowledge Application Emily Bell

Helping Students Apply Their Knowledge: Details & the Big Picture

There really is nothing more rewarding during a tutoring session than the student suddenly realising they ‘get it’, and excitedly explaining every single detail back to you correctly. (Sure, it can be hard to get to that point – severe delays on...

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Supporting Students Through the UCAS Process

Last Monday the UCAS deadline passed. As one of The Access Project’s University Access Officers working in a school my aim was to get all students to have sent their application in before Christmas. In theory, therefore, all students should have...

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Noisy Neighbours and Newfound Independence During First Term at University

My first term at university was definitely not what I expected it to be. I feel like during the last couple of weeks at sixth form we look forward to this big change so much we don’t really realise the reality of it all. For me personally,...

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My First Term on The Access Project

Hi, I’m Emre; one of the students taking part in The Access Project. It was one evening after a busy day at school, I was on my phone relaxing and an email appeared in my inbox. It was about an opportunity that my school was offering me – The...

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Dreaming Big

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As a bookish child I’ve always had a wild imagination; I loved to dream, and to dream big. When I first heard about the University of Cambridge and its position as one of the best academic...

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Tutoring Challenges and Successes by Emma Henderson

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Jubair and I started working together in January this year, and though it wasn’t the easiest of beginnings, it is heartening to think how far we have come. 

It took some time to ease into a...

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Supporting Oxbridge Applicants

In the UK we’re spoilt for choice with fantastic higher education establishments. However, research still shows that there is an advantage in both access to professional jobs and earning potential for those with a degree from Oxford of Cambridge -...

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New Adventures in Warwick by Abibat Bashorun

Anxiety, excitement and pride were emotions that I felt during the weeks leading up to my big move to university. I was excited at the idea of leaving an area of familiarity and starting my next academic journey in a completely new town. Yet even...

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