The Access Project has been selected by University of Oxford students as one of the four charities that they will be fundraising for over the next academic year.

Fundraising for The Access Project

Oxford RAG engages students of the University of Oxford to raise as much money as possible for charities they have selected. Last year the society managed to raise £96,000 for charity – alongside an enormous amount of awareness.

This year students selected us, alongside Homeless Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Hospitals Charity and Beat.

Fundraising includes:

  • Students running the Oxford Half Marathon
  • A sponsored bungee jump
  • A Santa Dash – a fun run where students will dress up in Santa costumes.

Izzy Marshall, the Oxford RAG Charities Liaison Officer, said: “The Access Project is a fantastic charity that we can’t wait to support and we know that it was elected because the students of Oxford are passionate about making university an accessible experience for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Oxford RAG supporting us to level the playing field

In being selected as one of Oxford RAG’s charities, they will help us level the playing field for disadvantaged students currently in school. The money will be instrumental in supporting our young people to get the grades they need to secure places at top universities – like the University of Oxford.

Nathan Sansom, Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be selected by Oxford RAG. It’s fantastic to see students committed to making Oxford as diverse and inclusive a place to study as can be. Their support for The Access Project over this year will be instrumental in enabling young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach their full potential.”