Promoting Untapped Potential

Every young person deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in education.

Team UPside helps young people (aged 14-18) from underserved backgrounds achieve their full potential in education.

📈 | Registered UK Charity: 1199166
🏆 | Diana Award Recipient
📍 | Ealing, London


Vision

Children in the UK from underserved socio-economic backgrounds are thriving in the education system, achieving their best grades, and leaving school with as many doors open to them as possible.

Mission

To tackle information, mentorship, and opportunity gaps that exist at a local and national level to help young people (aged 14-18) from underserved backgrounds achieve their full potential in the education system.

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National Online Community School

Free online Maths & English GCSE tutoring programme for Year 11 students across England.

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School Workshops

Delivering school workshops and presentations in London

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Local Community Projects

Empowering young people through education in Ealing

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UPside Updates Newsletter

Sharing valuable information and opportunities

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Online Educational Resources

Creating educational and inspirational online resources

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Sulaiman Iqbal

Founder & Chairman

Ethel Ng

Head of Operations

Hafsa Yuusuf

Community Mentorship Lead

Ifrah Hussein

Community Mentorship Lead

Sehrish Mahmood

School Workshop Director

Salahuddin Abukar

School Workshop Lead

Muhsin Hamume

Online Community School Lead

Jahanzeb Sayed

Online Community School Lead

Amari Drysdale

Finance & Sponsorship Adviser

Laxman Manivannan

Finance & Sponsorship Lead

Osa Iluobe

Finance & Sponsorship Lead

Hassan Raja

Marketing Adviser

Mawiyah Moghal

Marketing & Communications Lead

Be a member - Sign up for FREE to get full access to all of our services at Team UPside. Our newsletter shares a monthly summary of the best opportunities and resources for young people (aged 14-18) to achieve their full potential in education.  Join Here

Be a volunteer - Are you a university student, recent graduate or professional that wants to support young people from less advantaged backgrounds achieve their full potential? Sign Up Here

Be a collaborator - Team UPside wants to continue collaborating with other organisations that have shared aims and objectives - focused on increasing equality of opportunity in education - Want to collaborate with Team UPside?

Be a sponsor - Team UPside is currently looking for sponorship opportunities to invest in improving the quality and quantity of our work. If you are interested in providing Team UPside with financial support - please get in contact with us via email: teamupside19@gmail.com

Team UPside receives Diana Award 2022

Team UPside receives Diana Award 2022

The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

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'Local actors with local solutions': a conversation with Sulaiman Iqbal

'Local actors with local solutions': a conversation with Sulaiman Iqbal

Jesus College, Cambridge speaks to Sulaiman about what he sees as the biggest barriers to higher education, and how Team UPside has leveraged social media to expand their initiatives during the pandemic.

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Team UPside 2021 Review

Team UPside 2021 Review

2021 was a landmark year for Team UPside’s growth and development as we both reinvigorated past projects and initiated new impactful projects.

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Team UPside and achieving real diversity within the university space

Team UPside and achieving real diversity within the university space

The Tab newspaper on the incredible work that Team UPside’s done, barriers that young people from less-advantaged backgrounds face, tackling the elite image of Cambridge, and the worrying impact of the pandemic on the education gap.

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Team UPside 2020 Review

Team UPside 2020 Review

2020 was a transformational year for Team UPside. This article will reflect on 1) our achievements, 2) our lessons, and 3) our strategy going forward into 2021.

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'You need someone on the inside': the state school students helping peers into Oxbridge

'You need someone on the inside': the state school students helping peers into Oxbridge

The Guardian newspaper writes about how student-led projects such as Team UPside are demystifying the application process for Oxbridge hopefuls from less privileged backgrounds.

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Team UPside: the student-led initiative promoting access to higher education for all

Team UPside: the student-led initiative promoting access to higher education for all

The Varsity newspaper talks to students Sulaiman Iqbal and Hassan Raja about Team UPside, the changes that need to be made in terms of access and making Oxbridge a possibility for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

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Frontline to Online: running a social enterprise during a pandemic

Frontline to Online: running a social enterprise during a pandemic

In this article, we will share our journey of adapting to Covid-19 and conclude with some insights that can hopefully benefit any organisation that is struggling during these unprecedented times.

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Team UPside 2019 Review

Team UPside 2019 Review

2019 marks the birth year of Team Upside. In this article, I will reflect on our purpose, achievements and strategy going forward into 2020.

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