The Accelerate and Access Foundation is working with United Learning to pilot a second programme, United Access. Modelled on the AAF’S flagship programme, the Academies Partnership Programme in Kent, United Access is a four-year-long university access programme aimed at raising aspirations and opportunities amongst disadvantaged students. Students involved are drawn from six United Learning academies, aiming to recreate the intimacy which has the allowed the APP in Kent to thrive. Three year 9 students from each of the six participating schools will be selected for this programme each year, with the first cohort of 18 starting the programme in 2017.
I have enjoyed going to London and seeing the different landmarks as well as the universities. I have also enjoyed all the different talks, which have given me inspiration and advice on different topics.