Our impact on placement at top universities

We support students from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities, through a programme of tuition, in-school mentoring and enrichment events. We work with them to make strong applications, get the grades and transition to university.

In 2023…

Our students were more likely to apply to top universities

  • The Access Project students that applied to a top university 92% 92%
  • Statistically similar students outside of our programme 68% 68%
More of our students got offers to study at top universities 
  • The Access Project students that got offers from a top university 79% 79%
  • Statistically similar students outside of our programme 58% 58%
More of our students placed at top universities
  • The Access Project students that placed at a top university 52% 52%
  • Statistically similar students outside of our programme 38% 38%

Students with The Access Project are 50% more likely to attend top universities than statistically comparable students, according to figures from UCAS.

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“The Access Project programme has been a really great experience, just having that support system… I always felt like I had someone to talk things over with.”

George, former student with The Access Project who is now studying at University College, Oxford

Our work in 2022/23

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students attended at least one mentoring session

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Our students

Going to a top university gives students the best chance of social mobility. However, students from the areas in which we work are significantly under-represented at these top universities.

students took part in our programme during 2022/23

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of our young people come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds

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of students said that they feel more motivated to attend a top university

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of students said that they feel more positive about their future

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of students say they actively participate in tutorials

“The Access Project gave me the best opportunity to succeed and I don’t think I would have done as well without it.” 

Layla, The Access Project student

Our Impact report 2024

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The Access Project: Impact report 2024

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Impact news

Contact us

    Contact information

    The Access Project,
    First Floor, Canopi-Borough,
    7-14 Great Dover Street,
    London,
    SE1 4YR

    020 4513 5999
    info@theaccessproject.org.uk

    Media enquiries:
    line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)
    media@theaccessproject.org.uk

    The Access Project safeguarding line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)

    NSPCC 24 hour line:
    0808 800 5000