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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 […]

Year 13 Studying Outside London Expo – BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENDED

On Wednesday 21 October 2015, AccessHE will be holding an Expo in Bloomsbury, central London, which will focus on studying Higher Education outside of London. This event is designed to help current Year 13 students from Widening Participation backgrounds understand the benefits and challenges of studying outside of London. A selection of universities will be participating. […]

Parental Influence Report

AccessHE has recently supported a report produced by Group GTI, a leading provider of graduate and school leavers careers information and services to graduate recruiters in Europe and Asia. Full report – Parental Influence Report

AccessHE Disability Practitioners’ Conference 2015 – Storify now available

The AccessHE Disability Practitioners’ Conference 2015 was held on the 14 July 2015 and attracted over 70 delegates who work with disabled students in all stages of education.  The conference provided an opportunity for colleagues to update their knowledge on the support available to disabled student entering Higher Education (HE).  The event was a huge […]

Job vacancy – Office Intern

London Higher is offering a twelve month paid internship to assist in the delivery of the activities in our AccessHE division. The internship will be remunerated at the London Living Wage and the post holder will have training, support and development. Opportunities for progression are possible for the right candidate. Please email a cv and a […]

AccessHE Looked After Children Practitioners’ Event 2015 – Storify now available

The AccessHE Looked After Children Practitioners’ Event 2015 was held on the 22 April 2015 and attracted 70 delegates from many different sectors. The day was full of impassioned and inspiring comments regarding how we can move forward collaboratively to improve access to higher education for looked after children. To see what was discussed at […]