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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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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