Dave Parry


The vision of IntoUniversity is to provide a national network of high quality, local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity will offer an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity centres provide sustained academic support, motivation and encouragement to give deprived young people a fair chance of realising their full potential. At each centre we provide 7-18 year olds with a combination of after-school academic support, corporate and undergraduate mentors and specially designed study weeks. We believe that we must start working with children in the primary years if we are to have a decisive impact upon their futures. We continue to give academic and pastoral support right through to university application. We are the only organisation offering a long-term, multi-stranded programme to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We're now operating 22 centres across London, Nottingham, Bristol, Oxford, Brighton, Leeds and Southampton, and we have ambitious plans to expand to new parts of the UK.
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Dave Parry

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page.

I am going to be fulfilling a long-time ambition by riding the length of the country from Land's End to John O' Groats over 9 days in September.  The route covers some 969 miles, which means averaging 108 miles a day.  I am a lapsed super keen cyclist and triathlete, that nowadays struggles with time management and work-life balance, and so this will definitely be a tough, but exciting, challenge for me.

Please do sponsor me, as I will be raising money for an important cause. 


The UK has one of the widest educational and social achievement gaps in the world. Among Britain’s poorest families young people are nearly four times less likely to go to university than their peers from the most advantaged backgrounds, and they are over ten and a half times less likely to attend the most selective universities. What’s more, children from disadvantaged backgrounds with low levels of educational attainment are almost five times more likely to live in poverty in adulthood.

IntoUniversity aims to address this societal imbalance by working within disadvantaged communities across the UK in order to raise the aspirations of children and young people most at risk of educational failure. Each of IntoUniversity’s 22 local learning centres, based in seven UK cities, deliver an integrated programme of long-term academic and pastoral support to over 1,000 students aged 7 -18 every year. This programme includes after school academic support, one-to-one mentoring, and aspiration-raising FOCUS weeks delivered in partnership with universities and corporate partners.

Last year, IntoUniversity supported over 25,500 children and young people to aspire and achieve their full potential. With your backing, they can continue helping students across the country to break from cycles of deprivation and underachievement, opening up a world of new life-possibilities and transforming their lives for the better.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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15.09.17 Thanks for your company on the train to Penzance last Friday. I hear you've had a few light rain showers to cool you on the way - keep going, and good luck!

12.09.17 Well done!!

12.09.17 Best of luck Dave!

10.09.17 Good luck Dave



09.09.17 Good luck dave

09.09.17 Enjoy the ride.

09.09.17 Have a great adventure Dave


08.09.17 Good luck Dave - stay safe xx



21.08.17 Good luck Dave!

17.08.17 Good luck Dave x

08.08.17 Good luck, Dave!


04.08.17 Good luck

23.06.17 Good Luck Dave, Enjoy the ride! From all at Dynamik


05.06.17 Good luck!

04.05.17 Good luck are you taking the flat route?

07.04.17 Good Luck Dave - Enjoy the experience...'it's a pacing and nutrition challenge' (!)

21.03.17 Every time my bike hurts me, I punch it right back... it's a vicious cycle! Have a great time!


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