The Access Project
The Dock, Tobacco Quay,
Wapping Lane, London
About The Access Project
The Access Project helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities. This is an issue that matters: at present the most affluent young people are 6 times more likely to attend a highly-selective university than their less privileged peers. Unsurprisingly this is a significant factor in the decline in social mobility in the UK in recent years, and we are working to fix it.
The main way we address this issue is by helping students from less affluent backgrounds to achieve better grades: we match our students with a volunteer graduate who tutors them for an hour a week. Next year we will work with 1,000 volunteers and motivated young people every week.
Our tutorials and the advice we provide to students in schools have already helped to transform access to university in our first two inner-London schools.