The Access Project supports young people from under-resourced backgrounds to raise their aspirations, access top universities and achieve social mobility.

Helping over 10,000 young people achieve their dreams since 2008.

Volunteer tutors

Sign up as a volunteer with The Access Project to help an under-resourced student beat the odds and go to a top university.

For schools

Sign up your school to The Access Project and receive tailored support and mentoring for your students on their pathway to higher education.

Corporate partners

Partner with us today and your business will inspire the next generation of talent to unlock their potential to achieve the fairer society of tomorrow.

Our mission

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not.

The Access Project is an education charity with a mission to help under-resourced young people place at top UK universities. This gives them the best chance of social mobility, enhancing their future prospects.

We work with students in some of the most under-resourced areas of the country. We place dedicated mentors in school to help students navigate and overcome barriers to education, and provide personalised one-to-one or group tuition with students to help them raise their GCSE and A level grades.

Since 2008, we’ve worked with thousands of young people, transforming the lives of students as we help them raise their confidence, achieve in their exams, and successfully transition to university.


Young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are almost three times less likely to get a place at a top university compared to their better-off peers. We want to make sure all young people have the same opportunities to make the most of their education.

We are passionate about reducing the educational barriers our students face so that they can follow their dreams. We support students from under-resourced backgrounds to access top universities through a programme of tuition, coaching and in-school mentoring. We work with our students to make strong applications, get the grades and transition to university.

Around 25% of our programme is paid for by schools. The rest is funded by university partners, corporate sponsorships, and donations from people like you.

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