The Access Project

The Access Project support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. They work with the students to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.

The Access Project was established in 2008 to help talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to an education at one of the UK’s top universities. Through a unique programme of in-school mentoring and personalised tuition, they aim to help our teenagers unlock their potential and transform their future prospects.

Since then the Access Project have grown quickly and are now working in 35 schools, with over 1,000 tutors supporting over 1,400 students across London, Birmingham and the Black Country, the East Midlands and West Yorkshire.

Nathan Sansom, Chief Executive, said:It is great to have been selected by Empower London as one of London’s ‘brightest’ charities. Disadvantaged students in London have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – and need our support now more than ever. We know our programme makes an enormous impact – this year over two-thirds of our student’s secured places at top universities. With future funding we can ensure even more students in London access our support and realise their full potential.

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