We partner with other organisations in the third sector to support our aims and objectives. Our partnerships are a collaboration where we work together to achieve our joint aims.
Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers. They give 14-17 year olds a chance to experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers presenting mathematics live in the context of exciting, real-world applications. Trinity’s support has enabled Maths Inspiration to pay for priority schools to view their shows for free and to make all teacher and teacher-trainee seats free.
Parent Power is a project that recognises how important parents are to their children’s success in the education system. It recruits and trains parents to become experts in university access, help their children through the higher education process, and campaign on issues of educational equality within their communities.
Parent Power was initially designed by King’s College London’s widening participation team, using community organising techniques in partnership with the charity Citizens UK, to help harness the power of parents to inspire young people from underrepresented groups to pursue higher education in South London. Trinity College, in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Uni Connect Partnership and Opportunity Area, are now working to support the development of Parent Power in Oldham.
Seren supports the most academically able Welsh students and helps them gain entry to leading universities in Wales, the UK and overseas. In collaboration between Churchill, Magdalen and Trinity, our Seren events in South Wales and Powys help state-educated students find out about going to university, the application process, and being a strong candidate. More information can be found here.
Target Oxbridge is a free programme that aims to help black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge (known collectively as Oxbridge). Since launching in 2012, Target Oxbridge has helped 140 students to secure Oxbridge offers. Trinity College is proud to provide lectures, guidance, residentials and resource support for Target Oxbridge events.
Villiers Park Educational Trust is a national social mobility charity. They deliver unique programmes for high ability students aged 14-19 from less advantaged backgrounds. Their programmes empower young people to succeed and overcome barriers to success. They help raise academic achievement by developing personal and employability skills. We have, through generous financial support from one of our alumni donors, been able to fund and support their Swindon Scholars Programme.
World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) awards a quality mark to non-selective state schools that offer the best education to young people in the UK. Unlike other national assessment bodies, they assess the student and not the school, against a framework of skills and competencies young people need to flourish in an emerging global economy. Through unique real-life work experiences, access to a lifelong peer support network and cultural opportunities that take them beyond their local community, they give world class students the confidence to overcome socio-economic barriers to recognise and achieve their potential. Previously, Cambridge University hosted the WCSQM Awards Ceremony which featured a session on life at Cambridge University led by Dr Glen Rangwala, Director of Admissions at Trinity College.
For 2020/21, in partnership between WCSQM and Trinity, we are launching the ‘Subject Passion as a Teaching Tool’ online programme which aims to work with teachers to frame the A Level curriculum content in the context of studying a subject at university. It aims to offer a time-effective and accessible means of sparking a passion and interest in a teacher’s subject area to effectively teach students how what they are learning in school is applied at university.