Blogs and Thought Leadership

Why BTECs are critical for national talent and widening participation

April 29, 2022, by Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London

In this blog, Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London and member of AccessHE's Steering Group, outlines the vital role that BTEC qualifications play in the widening participation and levelling up agendas. 

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Mature Students and Access to Higher Education

June 3, 2021, by Charlotte Barratt, University of Leicester UK Student Recruitment Officer (Postgraduate and Mature)

In the last year the OfS, the government, and all three major UK political parties have called for greater opportunities for adults in higher education. But whilst the political consensus – and sectoral will – to do this exists, what are some proven strategies for engaging prospective mature students? Charlotte Barratt, UK Student Recruitment Officer (Postgraduate and Mature) at the University of Leciester, shares some advice.

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Learning Outdoors in London

May 27, 2021, by Emily Dixon, AccessHE London Programmes & Communications Coordinator

How long did everyone spend dreaming of spring this year? After the coldest temperatures the UK has had for twenty-five years in the first quarter of 2021, and lockdown helping it feel like one of our longest winters, we have reached the warmer weather at last. The British public seem excited to be outside their homes again whether they are in pub beer gardens, park picnics, zoos or outdoor cinemas.

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