Blogs and Thought Leadership

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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Why It Matters To Sweat The Small Stuff

May 20, 2021, by Christine Kinnear, With Insight Education C.I.C. Founder and CEO

As Christine Kinnear argues in this blog, in the mission to make HE a welcoming space for all students, small steps can go a long way.

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AccessHE Blog Series

May 13, 2021, by Richard Boffey (Head of AccessHE) and Diana Beech (Chief Executive Officer, London Higher)

We’re very pleased to be launching AccessHE’s new blog series today. Our hope is that the blog will offer a means of sharing perspectives on, and approaches to, widening access and participation work in the higher education sector across London.

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