Many congratulations to all the people who joined us in London at the RSA on Tuesday 16th May to receive their awards and commendations. After a rousing speech, by The Rt Hon. the Baroness Garden of Frognal, praising the work of the education sector for their efforts to ensure equality of access to higher education, the award […]
NEON have released an official response to the final report of the Social Mobility Advisory Group. You can access their report by clicking here. The National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) welcomes today’s final report of the Social Mobility Advisory Group. With over 130 organisational members NEON has become the largest network of widening access practitioners […]
The National Education Opportunities Network are keen to find out what members are doing in order to attract and retain mature students. We would be grateful if you would click here to complete our member’s survey. The results will be collated and a special NEON report will be launched on 25 November 2016 at the University of Leicester.
NEON is organising a response to HEFCE’s consultation on ‘Funding to support teaching in higher education’. We urge NEON members to voice their thoughts by completing our survey here by 15 July 2016.
Today, NEON has released a new national research report. ’Does Cost Matter? Students’ understanding of the higher education finance system and how cost affects their decisions’ is based on a survey of over 1500 students and looks at how students views about the cost of higher education (HE) shapes the views & decisions of young people regarding HE entry, and in particular those who are intending to progress to HE. The full report can be found here.
‘About a Boy: The challenges in widening access to higher education for white males from disadvantaged backgrounds‘ shows that while all member organisations that NEON surveyed welcome the commitment to extending access to HE for this group only 5 actually had activities in place.
Dr. Graeme Atherton, Director of NEON, argues that ‘The current conflation of success with money prevents us from understanding, and therefore addressing, social mobility problems’. Read the full article here.
Don’t forget to submit your nomination for the 2016 NEON Awards, held this year on Wednesday, 18th May at the Palace of Westminster. Submit your nomination here.
HEFCE have today published initial guidance around the recently announced national outreach project. The programme will run from 2016/17 with initial outreach activities expected to start in January 2017. HEFCE are looking to commission consortia of HE providers, schools, colleges and other organisations to undertake intensive programmes of outreach activity in geographical areas where the HE […]
‘Overall the sector reported operating surpluses of £1.6 billion (5.8 per cent of its income), which were £608 million higher than the level reported for 2013-14 (3.9 per cent of income)’.