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Edition 10 of aspire published
The latest edition of our aspire newsletter has just been published, featuring an update on our exciting programme of 2017 challenge events and an interview with Richard Smith, CEO of Unite Students.
Read it here.
IntoUniversity gold charity partner for Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2017
IntoUniversity is a gold charity partner for this year's Deloitte Ride Across Britain, an iconic bike ride from Cornwall to Scotland taking in 969 miles of stunning countryside.
We have a limited number of charity places available for riders who would like to fundraise for IntoUniversity. These places are available at a reduced rate of £499 each.
To find out more, please click here.
Please contact Dr Hugh Rayment-Pickard at our Head Office on 020 7243 0242 or by email on email@example.com.
IntoUniversity in the news
Financial Times article in special report 'Architects of Meritocracy', December 2016
“We have to start early, it has to be relentless and for the long term,” says Hugh Rayment-Pickard, chief development officer at IntoUniversity, a social-mobility NGO that started in a deprived corner of west London in 2002 and has spread across seven British cities, helping 25,000 school pupils a year, many as young as seven. It has just opened its 22nd learning centre, in London’s Finsbury Park, an area with the third-highest level of child poverty in England.
Daily Telegraph article by Head Master of Westminster School and IntoUniversity Trustee Patrick Derham, October 2016
'Middle-class children are likely to get help and support from adults outside school, and aspire to higher education as a matter of course. When it comes to such “soft help”, many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds suffer by comparison. But there are charities, organisations such as IntoUniversity, which step in to bridge this gap in soft help. IntoUniversity’s innovative programme involves academic support and structured mentoring in the heart of communities where their work is most needed. This is having a real impact, and the Government would do well to heed its lessons.'
Daily Telegraph article on HM the Queen's visit to Lister Community School, March 2016
'Today the Queen was given a flavour of what the money will be used for when she met representatives of some of the charities chosen to benefit when she visited a school in east London. They include Teach First, which encourages top-achieving graduates to go into teaching before considering careers in industry; IntoUniversity, which gives children from deprived areas extra help in reaching further education, and the Prince’s Trust.'
Mail Online article on IntoUniveristy supporter Nick Wheeler, January 2016
'Nick Wheeler is raising money for the charity IntoUniversity, which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds attain a place at university.'
Mail Online article on new fundraising platform Pledgit, December 2015
'Businessman Nick Wheeler, founder of shirt company Charles Tyrwhitt is also using the platform and will be personally matching up to £10,000 in donations for Into University, which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds go on to higher education.'
Article on The Student Room website, August 2014, on Options 2014
'Options 2014, in students’ own words, helps us identify how the UK can better help young people in making the right decisions about higher education.'
The Observer editorial, 10th August 2013
'There is much more room for innovation and evaluation. More universities should be looking at how they can engage primary schools, given the importance of starting young: for example, the charity IntoUniversity provides academic support and mentoring to primary school children and takes them into universities to undertake projects and lessons.'
Feature in Times Higher Education on our work with primary school students, June 2013
'At this age, childern have not created any negative conceptions of themselves ... We've had great success by working with them so early on because they are incredibly receptive to new ideas.'
Feature in Times Higher Education on the lack of students awareness of university cost-benefit analysis, May 2013
'Hugh Rayment-Pickard, co-founder of IntoUniversity, a charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in accessing university places, said it was vital to ensure that secondary pupils understood the long-term benefits of obtaining degrees.'
Our Bristol Expansion Manager, Matilda Wallis, was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol ahead of the centre's launch. April 2013
The full interview can be listened to here at 2:20:30.
Feature on Europe1 Radio's Les carnets du monde, April 2013
Our French speaking supporters may be interested in this piece, which can be listened to here just after 1hr 2min.
Article in The Guardian on using impact measurement to boost effectiveness, March 2013
'When an organisation builds impact measurement into job descriptions and includes the issue in staff inductions, there is a better chance that it will operate more effectively. This is the case at IntoUniversity, an award-winning London education charity that supports disadvantaged students to achieve their aspirations.'
Feature in Corporate Financier on our work with Impetus Trust, March 2013
''With the new tranche of funding, and with no shortage of children in need of their service, the size of the operation is set to double.'
Article in The Guardian on Communicating Impact, 31st August 2012
'One charity that has grappled successfully with impact communication is IntoUniversity, which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain a university place.'
Article in The Guardian in response to the Royal Wedding Gift Fund, 28th April 2011
'The [Royal] couple have asked wedding guests and members of the public to dip into their pockets to support 26 organisations that comprise the couple's charitable gift fund, covering a range of impeccably liberal causes such as mentally ill ex-servicemen, young offenders, former gang members, bullied youngsters, refugee students, homeless people, teenage drug addicts and children in care.'