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The Access Project
The Access Project supports 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. 

We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Sept-Dec  2023 to Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.




•Support a young person in a subject of your choice to achieve the GCSE / A level 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 four times 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 support students throughout their GCSE and A Levels from the age of 14 to 18 years of age. The Students on the programme are from schools we are in partnership with.

Our students are from the most disadvantaged backgrounds and often receive free school meals or Pupil Premium or are in care.
No prior experience necessary - we provide everything you need to feel confident as a tutor.

We provide an in-depth 2.5hr tutor training session and ongoing support including subject resources so that you have everything you need. We also ask you to complete our short online safeguarding training course which provides a CPD certificate on completion.

You will be assigned your own designated University Access Officer who be there to support you on your journey as a volunteer tutor.

There is also our online volunteer community where you can connect with other tutors and share tips and tricks on how to deliver great tutorials.

Time commitment

You should be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2023), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
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.