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Teach First societies

Educational inequality is unfair and unacceptable

Help us to overcome it and inspire others by starting a Teach First society or Student Action Group at your university.

You can play a crucial role in increasing understanding of the problem of educational inequality in the UK. Help us spread the word amongst your fellow students by hosting events, debates and other awareness raising activities.


As part of a society, you will help raise the funds needed to run our access programme, Futures, which supports young people from low-income communities to access the best universities and careers. From bake sales or comedy nights on campus, to challenge events across the UK and abroad, there are lots of ways you can raise money.


Take the lead and identify opportunities for your society members to make a direct impact. Whether it's working with schools or supporting community projects in your local area, there are lots of ways to get involved.

How will I be supported?

You will be joining an active network of university societies, sharing ideas and expertise to help us address educational inequality. We offer guidance and support through the set up process, as well as working closely with societies once they are established.

How do I get involved?

There is no formal application process - we are looking for people who are passionate about our vision and want to take action at their university to make a difference.

If you would like to find out how to join one of our existing societies or how to start a new one if we don't currently have one at your university, please email undergraduates@teachfirst.org.uk

Where we currently have societies

- Aston University

- Durham University

- Lancaster University

- Newcastle University

- Plymouth University

- Royal Holloway


- The University of Manchester

- The University of Warwick

- Trinity Saint David

- University College London

- University of Cambridge

- University of East Anglia

- University of Glasgow

- University of Kent

- University of Surrey

- University of St Andrews

- Loughborough University

- University of Oxford

- University of York

- University of Sheffield

- University of Exeter

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