Dreams of Being a Doctor in the East Midlands

By being part of The Access Project's Medicine Society I have been able to gain a better understanding of what medical schools are looking for, what skills (both academic and non academic) I need to have, what skills I have which are good and what...

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Part of the Solution: Working In School

It’s one thing to read about schools and how disadvantage can impact academic attainment, but it’s an entirely different thing to be considered part of the solution. As a University Access Officer in school building a rapport with students who...

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Persistence & Progress on The Access Project by Saz, Access Project alumna

Hi, my name is Saz and I am an Access Project alumna, currently on a gap year. My experience with The Access Project began after a particularly difficult first year in sixth-form and disappointing AS results. My teachers advised me to retake the...

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Full Circle with The Access Project - From Student to Tutor

I vividly remember being told about The Access Project (TAP) when I was 15, only because I was quite terrified at the idea of having to travel to Central London by myself after school. Nonetheless, like most other students at Highbury Grove...

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Changing Perceptions - The Access Project at Oxbridge

This Tuesday, during a taster lecture on modern cultural history, I listened as the The Beatles’ 1965 song ‘Norwegian Wood’ ended, and Professor Peter Mandler asked his audience if anyone recognised the song he’d just played. The question was...

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Working together towards GCSEs

Hi I’m Annieen; one of the students on The Access Project. It all started in a science lesson when a white slip was given to me informing me to attend a meeting about something called ‘The Access Project.’ I attended the meeting and to this day, I...

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Knowledge Application Emily Bell

Helping Students Apply Their Knowledge: Details & the Big Picture

There really is nothing more rewarding during a tutoring session than the student suddenly realising they ‘get it’, and excitedly explaining every single detail back to you correctly. (Sure, it can be hard to get to that point – severe delays on...

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Supporting Students Through the UCAS Process

Last Monday the UCAS deadline passed. As one of The Access Project’s University Access Officers working in a school my aim was to get all students to have sent their application in before Christmas. In theory, therefore, all students should have...

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Uni Of Reading

Noisy Neighbours and Newfound Independence During First Term at University

My first term at university was definitely not what I expected it to be. I feel like during the last couple of weeks at sixth form we look forward to this big change so much we don’t really realise the reality of it all. For me personally,...

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My First Term on The Access Project

Hi, I’m Emre; one of the students taking part in The Access Project. It was one evening after a busy day at school, I was on my phone relaxing and an email appeared in my inbox. It was about an opportunity that my school was offering me – The...

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