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Unleash your ambition

The best universities deserve the brightest minds. You’ve got the drive, now connect with the mentors that give you the direction to get there. Free for students, forever.

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Higher education.
Now within reach.

Talent is spread evenly but opportunity is not. We’re changing that.

We propel state school students into the UK’s best universities, powered by free support from the country’s leading undergraduates. More than a mentoring platform, we’re a movement for change: a community of members with one common goal - to defy gravity.

How it works

You’ve got the talent.
We’ve got the tools.

One-to-one mentoring. Anytime, anywhere,
through your laptop or phone.

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Create a profile by answering a few quick questions about your university ambitions.

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Choose from a shortlist of undergraduate mentors studying at the UK’s leading universities.

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Connect with your mentor anytime, anywhere via free, one-to-one video sessions.

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The Zero Gravity Effect

Shaking up the status quo through the
power of mentoring.

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1. Defying gravity

Where we start off in life often pins us down - almost like gravity. Even today, many students must overcome unique challenges to reach the very best universities.

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2. Digitally driven

By harnessing the power of digital technology, our mentoring platform connects the UK’s brightest state school students with leading university undergraduates.

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3. Guided by experience

Our undergrad mentors share their subject insights and experiences navigating the university application process to get our students ready for top flight study.

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4. Connected by ambition

Our growing community is transforming access to higher education, ensuring the brightest minds reach the best universities - no matter their background.

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Student stories

“I didn’t let my background hold me back”

We unlock home grown talent with world class ambition.

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Dare top talent to defy gravity


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Where we come from shouldn’t determine where we go. Our mentors are the sharpest minds from the UK’s most selective universities, supercharging tomorrow’s talent through free support and priceless advice. An hour a week of digital mentoring is all it takes to switch our students’ learning potential into a lifetime of success.

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For students,
by students

More than just a mentoring platform, we’re a movement for change. Founded in a bedroom in West Yorkshire, we’ve grown from one student’s idea into a 1000+ community of the UK’s most exciting young talent. We’re building a digital community of the UK’s brightest minds to transform access to higher education, one success at a time.

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