Promoting Untapped Potential

Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.

About Us


Team UPside is a youth-led community organisation that aims to support young people in achieving their full potential.

Mission - To tackle information-gaps, opportunity-gaps and mentorship-gaps in local communities, so young people from less-advantaged backgrounds can achieve their full potential.

Vision - To create a network of youth-led community organisations that empower young people in their local area and build stronger communities.

One Year Anniversary | Team UPside


About Us

Services


1:1 Help Desk Service

Offering tailored education and career advice

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UPside Updates Newsletter

Sharing valuable information and opportunities

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Online Projects

Creating educational and inspirational online content

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Community Projects

Empowering young people and building stronger communities

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School Projects

Delivering workshops and presentations in schools

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Our Team


Sulaiman Iqbal

Founder & Chairman

Hafsa Yuusuf

Communications Director

Amari Drysdale

Finance & Sponsorship Director

Hassan Raja

Media & Marketing Director

Ethel Ng

Schools Programme Director

Laxman Manivannan

Media & Marketing Executive

Nadia Mahmoud

Media & Marketing Executive

Join Us


Be a member - Our main membership is for young people from less advantaged backgrounds aged 14-18. Sign up for FREE to get full access to all of our services as well as to receive our weekly update bringing you a summary of the best opportunities and educational resources from the week to help you achieve your full potential. 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 similar aims and objectives to us - focused on promoting social mobility and increasing equality of opportunity in society - Want to collaborate with Team UPside?

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

Blog


'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 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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Contact


  • London, UK