Gifty Dufie Adu

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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Afreen Khan S2 Yr 13

How The Access Project has helped me

As a student entering year 12 with a set of straight A-A* grades holding me up, I can admit to possessing a level of confidence that I had not yet earned the right to hold. “The jump from GCSEs to A levels is huge” they said, and to them I always replied “I’m sure I’ll be fine!” How naïve I was!

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George

Applications, Anecdotes and a Huge Thank You.

First Term Reflections

Having worked in two West Midlands schools for the past two years, for me this first term is one of the most hectic, yet exciting times of the year. I love the buzz in school at the beginning of a new academic year, the...

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Elephant and Isle: September half-term across two London schools

For the past five weeks I’ve been back-and-forth between my two schools, readjusting to the settings in each - one familiar, one brand new.

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Fabrice

New Beginnings

Fabrice, Programme Coordinator, explains what it is like to move from London to Birmingham and the different challenges he faces in his new school.

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Changes to The Access Project - FAQs

As we start another academic year we are really excited here at The Access Project about the changes we are making to our tuition program. Our tutors and students have always been at the heart of what we do and now teachers are as well.

We...

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Why A-level results day is one of the most exciting days of the year

Andrew Berwick, Director of The Access Project, explains why he never stops being excited by A-level results day.

Like tens of thousands of 18-year-olds across the country, I will be getting up early and heading into school -- I'll congratulate...

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End of year celebrations

London Fun

This year’s London annual summer party was bigger and better than ever. The London team arrived early to blow up balloons and set up tables which were to hold the whopping 50 pizzas, the sweet stall and the giant version of Jenga. The...

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J2

“I never leave a tutorial without having more confidence in myself that I really can get the grades to go on to study A-level Maths. She believes in me more than myself.”

We received the amazing feedback above from a year 11 student at Clapton Girls’ Academy who has just sat her GCSE exams this year. The student was paired with Jia-Yi Tay, a law graduate and associate solicitor at Linklaters. Over the course of this academic year they had 24 tutorials together and worked on maths skills in preparation for her exams. Read on to learn more about another of our Top Tutors!

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Important Information for Tutors - Our Exciting New Programme

The Access Project is changing. We are still working with our amazing volunteers to improve our students grades. We'll still be in schools providing University Support to help students make the best possible applications. It's the way that we do...

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