Now at King’s College London studying Law
At PolyglotMe, we believe that education should be accessible to all, no matter one’s wealth or background.
We believe that PolyglotMe has the potential to have a positive impact on disadvantaged communities which is why we have partnered with The Access Project.
We, the founders of PolyglotMe were lucky enough to be able to attend university, afford safe accommodation, books, food, and all that is needed to succeed. However, we know that our situation is far from being the norm and that many bright and capable young people do not have this chance.
PolyglotMe was founded on the premise that education and knowledge can bring us together and tear down barriers. Understanding the language and culture of others is the first step to building bridges between communities and celebrating the beauty of our diversity instead of hating our differences.
Four out of every 100 young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds get a place at top universities.
Students working with The Access Project are more than twice as likely as similarly disadvantaged students to attend top universities.
Disadvantaged young people are five times less likely to go to a top university in comparison to their more advantaged peers.
With the right support disadvantaged young people to beat the odds to secure places at top universities.
Only four out of every 100 young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds get a place at top universities. Disadvantaged young people are five times less likely to go to a top university in comparison to their more advantaged peers according to Department for Education data. The Access Project and PolyglotMe don’t think that this is right or fair.
The Access Project’s programme of support aims to tackle this, so that they can narrow the disadvantage gap and level the playing field in access to top universities.
They do this through a unique combination of tuition by volunteers and in-school mentoring. They work with students to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.
Students working with The Access Project are more than twice as likely as similarly disadvantaged students to attend top universities. In 2020, 69% of their students placed at top universities.
“The whole scheme makes you think about what kind of aspirations you have, and how to be realistic about what you want. Tutoring isn’t just beneficial for your grades, it’s about being aware of your goals so you’re more likely to achieve them.”
“Before I met her [tutor] I was working at grade 4. Now I’m working at grade 6 thanks to her. Maths was a shaky subject for me but she’s really built my confidence.”
“The last four years have enabled me to be more ambitious and aim for the top grades that The Access Project believed I could achieve.”
Approximately 1,800 young people in 35 schools across the country are now benefiting from our support (London, the West Midlands, East Midlands and West Yorkshire). In September 2022 we will be expanding into four schools in the North West.
There are a number of ways that you can support education equality:
Volunteer tutors provide one-to-one tuition for students who are apart of The Access Project’s programme. By giving one hour each week back to disadvantaged young people, tutors help them to make the grades they need to get places at some of the country’s best universities.Apply now to volunteer
Your donations will help The Access Project reach more disadvantaged young people and give them a fair chance in life.Make a donation
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