The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across London, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Yorkshire, West Cumbria and Lancashire. The programme provides in-school support which includes one to one mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.
At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university, compared to their peers working at a similar academic level. We want to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is “for them”, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfil their potential.