COVID-19 update from AccessHE

April 6, 2020

We hope you are all well and managing at this difficult time.

Given the challenges that the learners we all serve are facing, widening access work is even more important. Delivering it will however require collaboration and innovation.

We have cancelled all in-person events scheduled to take place between now and 1st June 2020, in line with action taken across the HE sector. This date will be reviewed nearer to the time and with due regard to government guidance. We have also been working hard to develop new forms of activity that can be delivered over coming weeks.

With the coronavirus outbreak threatening to widen existing equality and attainment gaps, it has never been more important to ensure that all London learners, regardless of their background, circumstances or characteristics, benefit from higher education and the opportunities it provides. We look forward to continuing to work with you to achieve this objective, and please be assured that, for as long as face-to-face meetings are not possible, we remain available to speak at your convenience via Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, over the phone or via e-mail (

Our very best wishes to you and your colleagues, families and friends in the meantime.