BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson helps launch education centre at Arts and Media School Islington

BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson speaking at the launch of the new IntoUniversity centre in Finsb

BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson speaking at the launch of the new IntoUniversity centre in Finsbury Park. Credit: John Cairns - Credit: Photos by John Cairns

An education centre has been launched in Finsbury Park to help more young people living in Islington get a uni place.

BBC Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson was on hand at the Arts and Media School Islington in Turle Road to officially open the centre for academic support, mentoring and workshops.

The centre has been set up by national education charity IntoUniversity with the support of the Oxbridge universities, Eton College and Westminster School.

According to the charity, young people living in Finsbury Park are half as likely to attend university as their contemporaries in nearby Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate.