Will is a keen advocate of social mobility, and uses his role to help students from backgrounds similar to our tutees, to have the opportunity to tutor with us, Will is dark-haired with a beard and moustache. He is wearing a burgundy shirt.

Will Simms

University Partnerships Manager

Our first University Partnerships Manager, Will started at Tutor Trust in February 2021.

Will says: "I started at Tutor Trust in February 2021 because of my commitment to empowering young people through education.

"I grew up on a council estate in Bristol and have experienced first-hand some of the challenges and barriers faced by the young people we serve. I have also seen the unfulfilled potential in those areas and am working, alongside my colleagues at Tutor Trust, to redress educational inequality in areas similar to where I was born. 

"I also know the transformative and emancipatory power of education having graduated from the University of Manchester in 2019 with a PhD in English Literature. I believe there are thousands of potential Masters and PhD students among those we support, who, with the right support, can go on to achieve amazing things within and beyond their communities."