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Evaluating impact in the social sector: a practical perspective

Charities are increasingly required to demonstrate that they are achieving impact, based on robust evaluation of their work. While it is important to ensure resources are being used effectively, undertaking evaluation often poses challenges for charities, which may well have limited resources or experience with which to do this. In this blog post, NIESR and TAP reflect on the project, with the aim of sharing their experiences with others embarking on similar work.

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A Level results day: High emotions and huge results by Lucy Ball

A Level results day is a hugely important day for The Access Project. It’s when our students, who have been working incredibly hard on their subjects for the last two years, find out exactly how they have done and therefore which university they will be attending.

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Tap Summer Party Photbooth

Balloons blown up, playlist ready, pizza ordered - it’s party time!

By Suzanne Smith, Volunteer Coordinator

On 23rd July The Access Project had the pleasure of holding our Summer Party at City Academy Hackney.

At 6pm, over 100 students, tutors, staff and friends of The Access Project packed out the theatre space...

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Guest Blog - Abbie Phillips from Mercer UK

Last weekend, along with a few other Mercer colleagues, I attended a training session with The Access Project, after going to an information session in a lunch break at work.

What is The Access Project?

The Access Project is a charity which has...

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The value of Portfolio Presentation

At King Solomon Academy this week and next students from years 7 to 10 are presenting their portfolios. It’s an exciting time for them, and the people lucky enough to sit in on the presentations, and it got me thinking.

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Nine years in Education. What have I learned?

In our latest blog post Tom reflects on nine years working in education, first as a teacher and then for The Access Project.

My parents were teachers, my mum a music teacher, my dad a primary headteacher. Unsurprisingly this left me with an...

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Brilliant? Absolutely

A couple of weeks ago I took a group of 12 year 10 students from Oasis Academy Enfield to visit Newnham college, Cambridge.

They were there for the launch of the Brilliant Club’s Scholar’s programme, which will see them working with a Phd student...

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University Prep in the Hills of Somerset

Last week I was lucky enough to accompany the King Solomon Academy Sixth Formers on a residential trip to Somerset for a University Preparatory trip - overall it was a great experience.

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It's not just Volunteers' Week - Our tutors are great all year round

This week Programme Coordinators (PCS) have been sharing comments, feedback and reflections from our tutors. It might have been volunteer week recently, but our tutors commit their time and expertise every single week.  

During volunteer week...

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Our tutor Dr Bishnu Carter runner-up in BVSC Volunteer Awards!

Our fantastic tutor from the West Midlands, Dr Bishnu Carter, is chosen as runner up for the BVSC Birmingham Community Volunteer of the Year Award!

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