Partnering IntoUniversity

12th October 2016

News, Student news, Alumni news

Thanks to generous alumni support Wadham College is supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education through a new partnership with IntoUniversity.

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    Haringey school children. Photo by John Cairns

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In collaboration with Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and top private schools Westminster School, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Eton College and City of London School, Wadham is helping to fund a new Islington learning centre set up by national education charity IntoUniversity.

The centre, which first opened this September, will work with 900 local young people every year, offering IntoUniversity’s integrated programme of after-school academic support, mentoring and workshops to raise aspirations.

This initiative forms part of Wadham’s Access to Excellence programme, where Wadham alumni are helping to raise funds to improve access to Oxford to talented students from all backgrounds.

Ken Macdonald QC, Warden of Wadham College said: “Wadham College is committed to supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into university. Higher education changes lives and we’re delighted to be involved in this exciting project which will open up a wealth of learning opportunities for hundreds of local students every year.”