IntoUniversity
Louise Lane

Louise's Liverpool to London IU cycle!

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Funded

  • Target
    £600
  • Raised so far
    £262
  • Number of donors
    9
  • My Story

What are two of my favourite things to do in the world, you ask? Well, to cycle kms and kms across beautiful countryside and to support young people in achieving their ambitions. So, when the IntoUniversity Liverpool to London cycle ride was announced, I signed my name up… instantly (sort of).

Having worked across IntoUniversity (IU) centres in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, I have the absolute treat of knowing first-hand the positive impact IU is having for so many young people. Essentially, IU is about helping young people to achieve their best, no matter their background. So, to cycle 400+km to celebrate IU seemed like a pretty cool idea to me. The long training hours have begun, the lycra trousers have been bought and I’m determined to complete the challenge with my IU cycle team mates. I would be so appreciative of any donations – it’ll mean the world when I’m eating my 13th Mars bar in the middle of Milton Keynes on Day 3. Thank you so much!

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IntoUniversity provides local learning centres in areas of socio-economic disadvantage around the UK, supporting young people from underrepresented backgrounds to gain a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity currently operates 31 centres or equivalents in thirteen locations in England, with plans to launch further centres over the coming years. We run an innovative and long-term programme of after school academic support, tailored educational/training days for primary and secondary school students, individual mentoring by university students and corporate employees, university application guidance and assistance with critical work experience. In the 2018-19 academic year, IntoUniversity supported over 42,500 children and young people across our network of centres.

IntoUniversity is a growing education charity with a strong track record of working with schools, universities and corporate partners to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential. Young people from the UK’s most disadvantaged postcodes are four times less likely to go to university than those in more advantaged areas. This makes it harder for these young people to succeed in a competitive job market. The long-term effects can be felt across society, as communities with low education and employment prospects become increasingly marginalised. By raising aspirations, awareness and exposure to higher education, we aim to tackle this issue, giving our students a better chance at a brighter future.

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