The Access Project 

                            Helping under-resourced young people access top universities for 15 years.

How we help

The Access Project

We support students from under-resourced 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.

How The Access Project makes a difference​

At The Access Project we believe that every young person, regardless of background, should be able to make the most of education. We work with students from under-resourced backgrounds to unlock their potential by:

    • Placing mentors in schools to work with students so they have the knowledge and support to make strong university applications
    • Training tutors to boost grades.

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

 

Education in the UK today

In the UK today under-resourced young people are three times less likely to go to a top university than their more advantaged peers. That means each year thousands miss out on a place which their talent warrants, and all the opportunities a top education brings.

Inequality is at its highest in ten years. Exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis, there are currently tens of thousands of under-resourced young people eligible for The Access Project’s support.

That’s why our work is so important now. 

Our programme increases a student’s chances of getting into a top university

  • Students with The Access Project are 50% more likely to attend top universities than statistically comparable students
  • 52% of our students placed at top universities in 2023
  • 31% of our students achieved at least 128 UCAS points (ABB or equivalent)
  • The Access Project is committed to working with the teenagers who need us most. This year 91% of our students came from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

Latest news

The whole scheme makes you think about what kind of aspirations you have, and how to be realistic about what you want. Tutoring isn’t just beneficial for your grades, it’s about being aware of your goals so you’re more likely to achieve them.
Chriso, one of our former students who is now studying Law at King’s College London

“The whole scheme makes you think about what kind of aspirations you have, and how to be realistic about what you want. Tutoring isn’t just beneficial for your grades, it’s about being aware of your goals so you’re more likely to achieve them.”

Chriso, one of our former students who is now studying Law at King’s College London

Get In Touch

    Contact info

    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

    Get in touch

      Contact info

      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