AccessHE visits Hull

By Vanessa Baptista, London Innovation Programmes Officer.

Some festive fun at the University of Hull library!

Around this time of year, AccessHE begins the process of membership renewals. As part of this, we think it is important to pay our members a visit to provide an opportunity to reflect and feedback on the previous year and discuss what we each wish to achieve in the next 12 months.  

On Monday 11 December, Jamie and myself braved the snow, sleet and frost to travel to the University of Hull for meetings the following day. (Luckily the weather in Hull was far less wet and miserable than in London!) 

We were interested to hear about some of the access challenges the University of Hull faces and discuss how AccessHE might be able to help address these. We were also able to identify some key areas where we will be able to enhance our partnership going forward. 

A highlight of the discussion was mention of the AccessHE Online project – to which Hull has contributed the Molcraft course. AccessHE Online was officially launched on 31 October and has since seen a steady increase in users. University of Hull will be undertaking some additional filming before piloting their course. We are keen to see the course in its complete stage and hope to have it live by Spring 2018. 

Whilst in Hull, we were also able to meet with colleagues from FORCE, the Hull part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), to discuss how AccessHE Online could complement their current activities and also explore the potential for developing new courses. 

All in all a very productive visit to Hull!