Our impact on placement at top universities
We support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.
- The Access Project students that placed at a top university 53% 53%
- Statistically similar students outside of our programme 33% 33%
Our students were more likely to apply to top universities
- The Access Project students that applied to a top university 93% 93%
- Statistically similar students outside of our programme 58% 58%
- The Access Project students that got offers from a top university 82% 82%
- Statistically similar students outside of our programme 51% 51%
Our students are almost twice as likely to place at a top university, compared to statistically similar students.
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The benefit of support from The Access Project is that I have more motivation than ever to achieve good grades in my exams.
Bruno, The Access Project student
Our work in 2021/22
hours of tutoring
hours of mentoring
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 2021/22
of our young people come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds
of students said that their tutor was knowledgeable, well prepared and addressed their academic needs
of students said that tutorials helped motivate them and boosted their confidence communicating online
of our students would recommend The Access Project
No one has attended university in my family before, and my parents can’t provide me with the information and advice I might need in terms of how to find out more about finance and other things relating to my journey to university. My Access Project Officer is understanding and well informed, he always provides me with support and shows care for my studies and helps me with personalised one-to-one.
Millie*, The Access Project student
Our Impact report 2023
It’s Freshers’ Week up and down the country and many of our student alumni are using this time to get to know their new university, check out the opportunities on offer and make new, possibly lifelong, friendships. Beril, an alum of The Access Project, sat her A...
As university students across the country are preparing for the start of term, we talk to two of our alumni who are about to start brand new degree courses in the capital. Looking forward to LSE Laura got a four As in her A levels and is heading to the London...
GCSE Results Day is finally upon us. Today, thousands of students across the country will visit their schools to open their GCSE results. After celebrating the success of our A level students last week, The Access Project is celebrating with our Year 11 students and...
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Searle as Chief Executive of The Access Project. Anna was most recently Executive Director at the Education Development Trust where she led and delivered high impact education and employability initiatives as well as...
A level results day has arrived. For students across the UK, Thursday 17 August marks the day they find out their grades, and for many, their next steps in life. At The Access Project, we're celebrating with our students as they discover their A level grades and their...
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