Impact report 2024: A time for growth

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Understanding the impact we are making on the lives of our students is central to our ethos. By analysing our data and the feedback from our students we can show real, positive change which helps to break down educational barriers and improve social mobility in the UK.

In our newly published impact report, we share the fantastic work of our staff and volunteers during the 2022/23 academic year and demonstrate how this work helps to break down these educational barriers.

Changing lives, one student at a time

Every student we work with carries a unique story of resilience and ambition. Take Nabid, for example, a student from the West Midlands who dreamed of studying Physics at a top university. With support from The Access Project, he was awarded three A* grades in his A levels, helping him secure a place at the University of Warwick.

Driving social mobility

The Access Project’s impact extends far beyond individual success stories. By empowering students from under-resourced backgrounds to attend top universities, we are contributing to a more equitable society. Higher education opens doors to better job opportunities, higher earning potential, and ultimately, a shift in the socioeconomic landscape. Each student who reaches their potential is a step towards a fairer and more inclusive society.

Thanking our supporters

Our achievements would not be possible without the unwavering support of our educational partners, corporate partners, donors, and volunteers. Your support, whether through funding, collaboration or volunteering, provides the resources and expertise needed to expand our reach and enhance our programmes. Your investment in the future of these young people is a powerful endorsement of their potential.

Our 2023 headlines

  • Students studying with The Access Project are 50% more likely to place at a top university compared to statistically similar peers
  • 79% of our students received an offer from a top university
  • 92% of students feel more motivated and positive about the future.

“The Access Project gave me the best opportunity to succeed and I don’t think I would have done as well without it.”

Layla, former student with The Access Project who is now studying at King’s College London.

To read more about our impact, please visit Our Impact page or download the full 2024 report (covering the academic year 2022-23) below:

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