Sixth formers hold sponsored school 'sleep-over' in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

From a midnight pizza feast, to a pop trivia quiz in the early hours, the staff and students who took part in Ormiston Forge Academy's fundraising school sleepover may not have had much actual sleep, but they did prove the strength of the school's...

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Lessons we've Learned from Christmas Films by Rachel Bruce

The festive season is upon us! To celebrate everyone is taking great pleasure in curling up on the sofa and revisiting all of their favourite Christmas films. Rachel would like to share (with the input of a few Access Project colleagues) the wisdom she's gained from them.

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Fostering Independent Learning by Naureen Abubacker

Hola! How can we help tutored students become productive, independent learners? Naureen Abubacker has some strategies taken from her own experience learning Spanish to ensure that TAP's amazing young people can keep learning even when a teacher or tutor isn't there to check on them.

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Capital Gains

Recently Georgina Kearney-Bambridge, part of The Access Project team in the West Midlands, took her first trip to London with students at an Access Project partner school. Here's her post on the difference trips like these can make to those who don't live in the capital.

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Communication Gurus of the Future

Last week students from The Access Project showed incredible motivation by spending their half term on work experience with Edelman Public Relations. They have kindly agreed to share their experiences with us in a special guest blog.

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Newly Discovered Motivation by Michael Khachatour

As we go about our day, involuntarily subscribed to the messaging of brands, who present slogans and values to us in the most imaginative of ways, one could be forgiven for buying into such advertising imagery and not actually questioning whether such organisations really ‘do what they say on the tin’. So far I think that The Access Project does exactly that.

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Is learning to network important? by Heather Davies

Whilst at university, every third email seemed to be about networking workshops. Networking, they said, would be how you were to progress in your career and may very well be what gets you your first proper job. But is it important to learn how to network before you go to university itself? Can networking even help to land you a place at a top university?

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Be positive, keep learning by Jake Farrell

If you had told me five years ago that I would be considering using my free time and spare money to learn German I would have said you were mad. But now I'm actually excited to be learning again.

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Absolute Beginners: Advice on making your first tutorial a success by Tom Slatter

It’s the start of term and The Access Project’s Programme Coordinators are hard at work interviewing students and matching them up with tutors. Across London and Birmingham students are making their first trips into town to meet their tutors. Here are some tips to make your first tutorial a success.

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Job vacancy: Fundraising Manager

The Access Project brings together a unique community of businesses, schools, students and volunteers. We have high profile partnerships with several major international businesses across different sectors, such as Linklaters and the Telegraph Media Group. 

We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to take responsibility for these relationships, as well as liaising with our major individual donors and expanding our network of individual and business supporters. The Fundraising Manager will become a key part of our management team, and have direct interaction with our board of trustees.

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