Far too many able young people substantially underachieve, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds, creating a major block to improving social mobility in the UK. We are a national leader in tackling this problem - our transformational programmes inspire success.

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This week we welcome our Philosophy, Politics and Economics students to Villiers Park. Over the next five days they will consider the political institutions and structures that govern society and develop an understanding of how to approach social phenomena from several complementary disciplinary directions and analytical frameworks.

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As the country marks the centenary of the First World War we felt it appropriate to share a few stories with you, month by month, from September 1914 to 1918. Find out what our alumni were doing one hundred years ago by visiting our CHIN-WAG page.

News and Views

Trinity College Cambridge and Villiers Park Educational Trust join forces in first-of-its-kind partnership to boost students’ educational achievement

The young people with the highest academic potential from the lowest income backgrounds are the most severe underachievers in the UK today. A new partnership will help them to overcome the numerous and complex obstacles to success.

Trinity College Cambridge is supporting Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Scholars Programme in Swindon to help raise the educational attainment of students from lower income backgrounds and increase access to leading universities.


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