Running our core programmes is a huge part of our work. Alongside this, our Access and Success Project teams also collaborate with other organisations.

Access and Success Projects

Alongside our core programmes, we collaborate with institutions to deliver additional access and student success projects to support their priorities. Each project is specific to the needs of the partner and builds on our experience of working with the PhD community to develop key academic skills and self-efficacy to support students accessing and succeeding at university.


We partner to deliver and support university access projects covering three areas:

  • Delivering a programme: for example, an access summer school
  • Resources and programme design: for example, supporting partners to develop programmes or creating resources for partners to use in programme delivery
  • Training packages: for example, training student ambassadors to design taster sessions or inclusive teaching and learning practice for university teachers

St George’s, University of London Primary Practice

We worked with St George’s widening participation team to redesign resources for their primary school programme, Primary Practice.

University of St Andrews - First Chances

We are partnering with St Andrews to deliver an academic intervention based on a condensed model of The Scholars Programme. The project forms part of First Chances, an access programme run by the university across Fife.


We are building on our expertise in supporting students to develop the academic skills necessary to access university and of training PhD tutors in inclusive teaching practice. Our student success work will focus on developing students’ academic self-efficacy and sense of belonging through partnerships with schools, universities and academics. We do this through:

  • Transition programmes that support students as they move from school or college into university, like our new programme, Join the Dots
  • Inclusive teaching and learning practice training to share our expertise in training PhD researchers in effective teaching techniques with university teaching staff

Trinity Transition Project – Trinity College, University of Cambridge

We have partnered with Trinity College, Cambridge to deliver a transition project that is supporting young people during the transition between school and university.

Over the two-year programme, students complete Scholars Programme tutorials, an in-person Summer School at Trinity College, university application mentoring and university preparation sessions to give them the best start as university students.

This was a wonderful programme that really gave me an insight into what university life would be like. The assignment producing task was extremely effective to show me what I can do at an early undergrad level.

Research and evaluation consultancy

Our team of experienced social science researchers provide consultancy services to universities, and other education organisations looking to build their research and evaluation skills and capacity. Our services range from facilitating evaluation workshops to full-cycle programme evaluations. You can find out more here. 

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