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The Access Project comes to St Catharine’s

Over three days during February and March, around 320 students will be visiting St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. The Access Project will be taking all of our Year 10 students to visit this historic and famous college. The aims of the trip are to...

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I think you should be proud to support The Access Project (like I am)

Most of you reading this already know that, today in the UK, you are six times less likely to reach a top third university if you are poor.

Perhaps you already help to change this by volunteering as a tutor with The Access Project. Maybe you are...

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Why we're here

Every morning I take a train from my house to central London. As I near the end of my journey, if I crane my neck and look out of the window just right, I can see my old primary school and the low rise estate where I grew up.

Normally I don't...

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Hear from: Miss Tiffany Woods-Shepherd (former secondary school teacher and current Access Project in-school mentor)

When I was a teacher I had to have a seating plan for every class I taught, clearly showing where all of my free school meal and pupil premium students sat in my classroom. I also had to indicate what their current level was alongside their target...

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What’s it like to be a student with The Access Project?

Claire is a Year 13 student who has been on The Access Project for the past two years. I asked her about her time on the programme.

What have the benefits been of being part of The Access Project?

“My grades have definitely improved since I...

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Sheroy gives up drinking and raises over £3000 for us! Thank you.

Last year the amazing Sheroy Zaq gave up alcohol for a whole year, raising an astonishing 3,343 for The Access Project. We wanted to show a small token of our appreciation and have made this thank you video for him. If you are inspired by...

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New Topics Are Here! More Information for Tutors

You may have had some experience of using teacher selected outcomes in your tutorials last term or had a look on our Online Resource Library to access the supporting resources.

With this topic in mind we just wanted to bring you up to date on...

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Think Oxford University isn’t for you? Take a visit and you might be surprised…

Three months ago, Tiffany, who is both a Programme Coordinator with The Access Project and an Oxford University graduate, took four students from St George’s Catholic School in London on an horizon-expanding trip to an open day at her alma mater....

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Party season is upon us

On the 1st December The Access Project West Midlands welcomed the official start to the party season and held its annual Christmas tutor meet up at Cherry Reds on John Bright Street. There was a great turnout and the room was bursting at the seams...

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How one young woman went from being the first in her family to go to university, to dreaming of working for the United Nations

Gifty is a reflective, resilient and independent young woman from Hackney, east London. With no family history of university attendance she made the most of her three years on The Access Project and is now enjoying life at The University of Sheffield, where she is reading International Relations. But her journey to get there wasn’t simple. On a wintry Monday morning I spoke to Gifty about her time on The Access Project and how she got to where she is today.

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