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The Access Project
The Access Project supports students from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities. We work with pupils to make good applications and transition to university, and recruit volunteer tutors to help our pupils raise their grades.   

We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-16, online, one hour a week in term-time from September 2024 – June 2025 to support them with their academic studies. 


The Access Project supports pupils from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-16, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2024- Summer 2025 to support them with their academic studies. 

•Support a young person in a subject of your choice to achieve the GCSE grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential. 

•Build transferable skills, experience and knowledge through ongoing training and development as part of the role. 

•Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are twice more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university. 

No prior teaching or tutoring experience necessary, we provide a full comprehensive training and induction to help you build the confidence to be the best volunteer you can be. 

Who will the volunteers be working with?
We work in 40 schools, with over 1,000 tutors supporting nearly 2,000 students across London, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West.
We provide an in-depth 2.5hr tutor training session and a short online safeguarding training course (CPD-accredited) before you begin volunteering with us.

This is designed to give you a foundation knowledge in educational pedagogy, provide best practice examples of how to structure and deliver tutorials as well as how to work with young people.

Our comprehensive training provides you with all the skills, knowledge and grounding for you to feel confident in tutoring. Which is why we don’t ask for any prior experience working with young people.

You will continue to benefit from ongoing support, guidance, access to resources and training throughout your volunteering with us.

Time commitment

We ask for our volunteers to deliver 1 hour of tutorials each week during term-time. This opportunity is to support the full academic year, starting from September-November until the following summer.
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.