"Honestly the best week of my academic & personal life - this has changed my whole outlook on life & university"
- Over 25,000 students have attended an Inspiring Excellence Programme (A-level) Course
- Advisory Service: "Students are enjoying lessons more and are becoming more confident learners"
- "I've really enjoyed being a Villiers Park Scholar, as it's helped me increase my interest in university and the skills I'll need to develop to succeed there"
Over 99% of students rate their course as Good or Excellent
- 89% of Inspiring Excellence Programme and 79% of Scholars Programme students went to university in 2015
- We are reliant on donations to continue improving the life chances of young people - please help us make a difference
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.
What's going on at Villiers Park?
This week our Computer Science students will discover, through studying theories and using practical applications, that computers are part of everything we do.
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 clicking on the 'View all news' button on the right hand side of this page.
Scholars Programme Expands Nationwide
Our Scholars Programme sets out to improve social mobility in the UK. Based on the considerable success of our pilot programmes in Hastings & Bexhill and Swindon, we are establishing new programmes to enable us to support many more able students from less advantaged backgrounds. By the end of the year we will be working in four new areas:
Bedford & Peterborough – a 2020 STEM Scholars Programme in partnership with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust and The Smallpeice Trust and supported by ARM Holdings plc
Norfolk Scholars Programme in partnership with the University of East Anglia
East Lancashire Scholars Programme in partnership with Lancaster University
Tyneside – a STEM Scholars Programme supported by the Reece Foundation