Dr Rachel Carr OBE is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder at IntoUniversity. She has over twenty years of experience working with children and young people in the voluntary sector.
Rachel began devising the IntoUniversity programme to address the scale of underachievement among Britain’s poorest families and to support young people to reach their potential.
The programme provides academic support, aspiration-building and mentoring. Between 2002-2007, Rachel managed the programme in North Kensington before becoming CEO of the newly formed IntoUniversity charity where she has overseen its expansion from one learning centre to 22 and from being a local community project to a national solution for improving widening participation.
Before setting up IntoUniversity, Rachel was a university lecturer and ran an English Literature Department for five years. She has a PhD in 19th Century English Literature.