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.
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 four 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.
We ask for our tutors to:
- Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.
· Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.
· Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2022), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
· Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).
Volunteer tutors have never been more needed. The most disadvantaged young people in England are four times less likely to go to a top university in comparison to more advantaged students. Inequality in the UK’s education system existed prior to the pandemic, however this is at risk of growing further due to the cost of living crisis.
By tutoring with us you will:
- Help tackle inequality in the education system
- Give disadvantaged young people a better chance at getting into one of the country’s leading universities
- Inspire the next generation to reach their potential
- Work one-to-one with a student – tutoring and guiding them during their studies.
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.