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.
A collaborative approach towards a common goal benefits so many pupils, hence we work with various charities and organisations as part of our access endeavours. We’ve supported some fantastic and inspiring access and outreach work from various organisations by providing venues, resources, academic sessions, advice and/or financial support for their programmes. Find out more below:
We are happy to announce that we have launched a new programme for Year 10 students in partnership with Target Oxbridge! Target Oxbridge is a free online programme that will provide Black African and Caribbean students, and mixed race students with Black heritage, the opportunity to gain an early insight into life at Cambridge and how to secure a Cambridge place.
Advancing Access is a partnership between 24 leading universities working with schools and colleges to support students’ progression to leading universities. Trinity College provides free high-quality resources, online and offline CPD conferences, CPD sessions delivered in schools and colleges and a regularly updated blog. We support teachers and careers advisers to guide young people who are making their key stage 4, key stage 5 and university choices.
For over 15 years Teach First have been helping schools build a fair education for all. By developing the next generation of great teachers and brilliant leaders and by growing a powerful network of talented people committed to change.
Trinity College is funding up to 12 bursaries over the next 3 years 2021-2024 to Teach First participants from Trinity College (undergraduate, postgraduate or graduate) who start the Teach First Summer Institute.
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.
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 have launched 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.
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education – completely free and available to all.
Trinity supports the Teacher Inspiration Programme (a national CPD programme for teachers) and Stimulus (undergraduates go into schools in and around Cambridge). In addition we support Felixstowe School’s Mathematics Transition Project, a partnership between Felixstowe Academy, Felixstowe Primary Schools, NRICH and Trinity College.
IntoUniversity provides local learning centres to encourage young people to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Trinity is proud to be the key university partner for the IntoUniversity Haringey North centre, supporting them to run their programmes and providing them with volunteer support from students and staff; their Haringey North centre serves some of London’s poorest students and is located in an area of very high deprivation and low academic achievement.
Trinity College is also the principal supporter of a new Oxbridge Support Programme which has enabled IntoUniversity to recruit a new full-time Oxbridge Manager post to lead on this programme.
Finally, Trinity and IntoUniversity are exploring the potential for establishing a new learning centre in Great Yarmouth.
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.
The Elephant Group (TEG) was formed in 2018 by a group of head teachers committed to increasing access to the ‘Top 3rd universities for the Top 3rd students’ from non-selective state schools. Through urgent action, systemic collaboration and expertise-sharing across partners in state and higher education, they aim to change this.
Their data-driven Elephant Access programme offers schools and their students a minimum offering of 16 activities to improve students’ aspirations, attainment and applications and support their journey to top tier universities.
These activities are delivered in schools, across regional hubs and at TEG level either directly by schools and TEG, or through engaging our partners across both universities and the third sector to deliver many of these activities in partnership with schools. Trinity College’s Outreach Coordinator, Jon Datta, sits on the Yorkshire & North East Project Board and helps to guide the strategic direction of the regional hub.
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.
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 Hastings Future Leaders Programme and their Early Entry Programme.
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