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Widening Access

Student Tutor Project

Student Tutor Project at Cardiff University

“I felt I was really making a difference in someone’s life.”
Lucas James (Student Tutor)

Welcome to the Student Tutor Project.

We are part of the Widening Access team at Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. Our aim is simple: to encourage school pupils to aim high and gain the academic qualifications they will need to go to university. We work with young adults, children and their parents in some of the most deprived wards in Cardiff. The project has been so successful that the model is being rolled out to other areas in Cardiff.

We are delighted that a formal partnership is now established between Cardiff University and the 4 Community First Partnerships in Cardiff. Together we are rapidly establishing homework clubs across the poorer wards of Cardiff, providing much needed support to pupils to keep focused and do well at school.

The Project contributes to Cardiff University’s Widening Access Strategy and also demonstrates the University’s commitment to the Welsh Government’s child poverty agenda.

Writing in The Child Poverty Strategy 2012 Onwards Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler gives a commitment to write to institutions of Higher Education in Wales to highlight the work Cardiff University have been undertaking in supporting Adamsdown Homework Club in Cardiff and to “ask them to consider similar partnerships as part of their work on tackling child poverty.”

Learn more about the Student Tutor Project