Student Tutor Project
“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. 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 we are delighted about our successful partnership with Cardiff’s four Community First Partnerships. Together we are rapidly establishing homework clubs across the poorer wards of Cardiff.
The ever increasing demand for more homework clubs has also led to a highly successful partnership between the Widening Access Team and Student Volunteering Cardiff, benefitting pupils and Cardiff University students alike.
Pupils gain in confidence, aspire to do better and achieve higher grades in school, whilst Cardiff University Students acquire relevant work experience and employability skills.
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.”