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Project Access International
Project Access is an international, student-led non-profit that aims to help students from non-traditional backgrounds get into top universities in the UK, US, and Europe. We run a mentorship programme where we pair upper secondary school students with student mentors from top universities who help guide their mentees through the application process. We also run other initiatives such as summer…

The core of the Project Access Program is one-to-one mentoring between less privileged applicants and current top university students. Imagine the support you wish you had when you decided where to study or how to write your personal statement. You can help your mentee succeed by using the knowledge you have gained through your own experience.

In signing up as a mentor, you are joining a community of o +100 mentors worldwide, who study at some of the world’s best universities. What unites us all is our belief that passion and potential are what should define a young person’s future.


As a mentor you would help your mentee through the application process by providing advice on things like personal statements, interviews and admissions tests. However, a mentor’s most important job is to encourage their mentee and help them believe they can achieve their dream!

Who will the volunteers be working with?
You will be paired with a mentee - ideally from your country/region - who is interested in studying a degree similar to yours at your university.
We provide mentors with training and resources. so that they can help their mentee succeed. When you join Project Access as a mentor, you will become part of a large community of mentors you can ask for advice and the Project Access Team is always available to support you throughout your time with us.

Time commitment

Being a mentor isn’t a big commitment: only 1-2 hours a month, but the impact it can have is huge!
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.