Emily's Story

“Project Access was so important to me as it allowed me to feel that I could even accept my offer. I was so worried about the misconceptions of Cambridge and that I wouldn’t fit in, but the stories in the monthly modules and talking to mentor dispelled any myths I had. Also, the revision tools Project Access provided to be for free were key. Sustained contact with a student there is invaluable for helping you realise the people at the University are ultimately just like you!”

- Emily, Law at Cambridge

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Anna GrossOxford, Medicine
Maciej's Story

“My mentor is a very positive person. Our work on my application required a lot of time, commitment and self-criticism. Not only was he exceptional in the help he provided, but he also always did it with a smile on his face. I consider him both a great mathematician and a wonderful person. He has given me an immeasurable amount of motivation to work on my dreams. If everyone had a mentor like mine, the world would be a better place.”

- Maciej, Maths at Cambridge

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Anna GrossMaths, Cambridge
Shameer's Story

“The project has helped me in more ways than one in regards to completing my application to do medicine; from admissions help, extracurricular activities to personal statements. Being able to discuss my personal statement, I was able to develop a new style of writing – such skills that will inevitably be helpful in the future. I can only give massive sums of credit for Project Access for setting this up, and my wonderful mentor who I am indebted to.”

- Shameer, applying to Oxford

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Anna GrossOxford, Medicine
Mishal's Story

“My mentor was extremely helpful during my application. I could instantly click with him because we came from the same background. He knew so much about university applications and so he helped me with all kinds of things that I would never have thought of. Thank you for bearing with me and getting me to my dream law school!”

- Mishal, Law at LSE

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Anna Gross
Klaudia's Story

“Project Access is a great initiative which helped me to get into the university of my dreams. Despite my prior research getting in touch with my mentor was a really crucial part, as it gave me an insight into how I should prepare for my interview. In addition, I got along very well with my mentor so hopefully we may become friends next year when studying at the same university! She organised several mock interviews and shared her own experience with me. She also held an interview with her another mentee and me, which was very useful too. I felt confident and well prepared during my real interview due to her help.”

- Klaudia, PPE at Oxford

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Anna GrossOxford, Medicine
Evellina's Story

“Project Access was an extremely important part of my application process! First I received a lot of information going through the web page, then I got a perfect mentor who helped me throughout the process. With the help of Project Access, the application process was actually nice and interesting instead of terrible and scary! For future applicants my top tip is to find inspiration that gives you enough motivation to go through the process. If this is what you really want, you'll get in!”

- Evellina, Integrated Immunology at Oxford

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Anna GrossOxford, Medicine