Media Archive: 2008

2008 was our first fully operational year. Read more about it below.


Santa Fun Run 2008

December 2008

fundraise for charity

On a chilly December morning ten intrepid IU staff members donned Santa Suits to take part in a 5km Santa Fun Run. All the team made it round the course in Greenwich Park and raised over £1000. One runner, Anna Clarkson, said, "It was a really fun way to raise money as a team; I’ll definitely be here next year!"

OC&C Consultants conduct strategic review of IU

October 2008

OC&C Strategy Consultants offered IntoUniversity three weeks of in-depth professional guidance. In its substantial and detailed analysis of the charity, OC&C concluded:

"IntoUniversity has a strong position with good growth prospects. The current position is strong. It is well-regarded, with a well-developed centre model, and serves a demand that is increasingly on the agenda of government organisations and trusts."

The Chief Executive and Trustees of IntoUniversity are extremely grateful to OC&C for their expert guidance.

IU Brent is officially launched!

July 2008

Tamsin Greig

IntoUniversity Brent officially opened on the 7th July. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives from local schools, trust funds, government, the students we help, Deputy Mayor Cllr James O’Sullivan and local celebrity Tamsin Greig (Black Books, Love Soup, Green Wing).

IntoUniversity Brent opened its doors to the children and young people of Brent in April and has been receiving incredibly positive feedback ever since. 

IU named 'Voluntary Organisation of the Year'

June 2008

Award-winning charity

We are delighted to report that we were named 'Voluntary Organisation of the Year' at the London Education Partnership Awards 2008. The ceremony, which was attended by a team from IntoUniversity, including students Sara Lamrani and Sadiya Ali, took place at the Science Museum on the 17th June. And the accolades didn’t end there; IntoUniversity was also named first runner-up in the 'Individual Organisation Impact' Award.


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