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Should a 70 minute train journey be a barrier to Higher Education?

Photograph courtesy of Gordon Marino

Programme Coordinator Heather shares a story about the barriers to university experienced by one of her students

The Access Project works with students to overcome two key barriers to university progression:...

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The TAP Maths Pilot: Frequently Asked Questions

As you know, Maths GCSE tutors will be receiving guidance and support in a new way this year. Teachers will be sending you a list of up to 6 topics to cover in tutorials. You’ll be able  to find new, comprehensive guidance on how to...

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TAP in Ten - Lucy Ball

We have a brand new feature! In each edition we will be profiling a different member of the TAP team, giving you an insight into who we are, what we do and what makes us tick.

First up it is the turn of our London Programme Manager, Lucy...

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TAP Students Visit Cambridge University

This term students from Lilian Bayliss Technology school were lucky enough to visit St Johns College at Cambridge University. They got a chance to take a tour and received some taster lectures from academics. Here are their thoughts on an incredible opportunity.

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Telling our story: New video showcases incredible work of the TAP community

We are excited to announce the launch of a fantastic new video showcasing the incredible work of our community of students, volunteers, business supporters and partner schools.

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"Tutoring is one of the best hours of my week"

Here our wonderful volunteer Oliver Kay describes why volunteering as a tutor is so important to him. Thank you Oliver!

Oliver works for the leading international communications marketing firm, Edelman, who were amazing in choosing The Access...

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The similarities and differences between people and widgets

Tuition Development Coordinator Tom blogs about a collaborative event he attended recently at Teach First.

I envy people who make widgets. Monitoring how effective a widget factory is must be easy. So much of what happens is measurable. X hours...

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First Tutorial? Here's how to make it amazing

I often forget working with young people day to day that they aren't the only people who get nervous about their first tutorial. It's amazing to think it but on reflection it's totally understandable - tutors are often worried about that first...

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Back To School

Back to School

It's the start of the new school year and Programme Coordinator Tom has already been quite busy. 

Some things never change and that is doubly true of those things you associate with the start of a new school year. Students have started the...

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Open Day Advice by Jake Farrell

It’s officially Open Day season. At the school I work at there are posters all over the 6th form area that list the days in chronological order like the tour dates of a mid range indie band. Here's some advice about how to get through them.

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