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About Us

Making higher education more accessible for young people from all backgrounds


Our Story



Empowered By Vee equips students with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in higher education. Our holistic empowerment model prioritises the emotional well-being of our students, whilst providing tangible and actionable steps to improve academic performance. We target students during the transitional stages of higher education (pre-application, at university, and early career).

Empowered By Vee is powered by a small voluntary team of students who want to make higher education more accessible. Our volunteers represent the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Queen Mary, Brunel, and Warwick (to name just a few!).

Empowered By Vee was founded by Varaidzo (Vee) Kativhu, a 26 year old education activist. Vee is an Oxford University BA graduate, a Harvard University Master of Education graduate and a current PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in Education Leadership. As a young student, Vee had aspired to attend a Russell Group University, but she did not feel equipped to do so as someone from an underrepresented and low socio-economic background. 


Vee firmly believes that there is an abundance of capable young people who are slipping through the system. Vee set up Empowered By Vee to offer the support she wished she had as a sixth form and university student.



Our Founder

By Students,
For Students...

Who We've Partnered With:

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