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Capital Access

Nine AccessHE member higher education institutions (HEIs) are working with local authorities, schools, colleges and educational providers to build a new local infrastructure enabling access to HE in London. On 20 January, HEIs involved in the project invited staff from schools in Brent, Camden, Hackney, and Islington to a meeting to plan a STEM (science, […]

AccessHE Week (4 – 8 July 2016)

The third annual AccessHE Week will be held on 4 – 8 July 2016. The purpose of AccessHE Week is to highlight the work being carried out across the capital by AccessHE and its members in extending access to higher education (HE) in London. The week also allows those working in access the opportunity to reaffirm the importance […]

AccessHE Online project

As part of AccessHE’s Online project, nine new online courses are being developed, targeted at learners from Year 9 to Level 3 covering subjects ranging from Chemistry to Independent Learning Skills. Funded by the NNCO, these courses will bring innovation in learning and teaching to access to HE work. Currently, two online courses have been […]

A new Student Ambassador Handbook

Last year the Student Ambassador forum agreed to create a generic student ambassador handbook which could be used across the AccessHE Higher Education Institution (HEI) membership. Due to the level of institutional specific information required in the student ambassador handbook, it was decided that a common design and skeleton document could be created.  This would […]

OFFA Topic briefing: Estranged students

OFFA has recently published their new topic briefing ‘Estranged Students’. The briefing gives a broad definition of ‘estrangement’ and some background research on the characteristics of estranged students. OFFA will in future be looking for more evidence from higher education institutions on how they support this niche cohort of students and the briefing gives examples of what […]

The Arts and Design London Higher Education Network

AccessHE is working in partnership with nine universities to create a cross-sector network for those supporting the progression to Higher Education (HE) of under-represented young people in London into the Arts and Design fields. Through events and online resources, we are sharing knowledge and developing new strategies to support under-represented young people in London to: […]

AccessHE Studying HE Outside London Expo

On 21 October 2015, young people from London schools and colleges attended the AccessHE Year 13 Studying Outside London Expo at Senate House, University of London. The students took part in different workshops with themes including student life and accommodation, financial and academic support available and reasons to study HE outside of London. There was also a lively […]

New website aims to propel care leavers into higher education

Propel is a new, fully searchable website, which provides care leavers with information on the support available to them from colleges and universities offering higher education (HE) courses across the UK. The website, developed by The Who Cares? Trust, a voice and champion for children in care and care leavers, aims to inspire more care-experienced […]

59.7% of estranged students registered in London – Stand Alone report

Stand Alone have just released New Starts, a research report about students who are estranged from their family. The report aims to build more recognition in policy for students and young people aged 18-24 who have taken the difficult choice to leave a dysfunctional family network. It was made with data requested from Student Loans […]