NEON – the National Education Opportunities Network
“Over 50% of universities admit less than 5% of white students from low participation neighbourhoods”
NEON's 2019 ‘Working Class Heroes – Understanding access to higher education for white students from lower socio-economic backgrounds’ report.
We at NEON believe that access to and success in higher education should never be based on race, ethnicity or socio-economic background, only a person’s potential and dreams.
Affecting change across Higher Education
NEON is the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education (HE). NEON enables those working to widen access to HE at all levels and in all sectors to affect change in their own organisations and communities.
At the heart of NEON is a cross-sector approach bringing together Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), schools, colleges, the voluntary sector, professional bodies and employers. NEON grew from the need for a strong, coherent community of professionals that could support learners from underrepresented backgrounds to enter HE. NEON is shaped and led by its members.
The moratorium on unconditional offers has been extended by two weeks until Monday 20 April. This means that universities should not grant unconditional offers or change existing offers to alleviate undue pressure on students' decision making: http://bit.ly/3aIkxSX
We are delight to announce that our summit on ‘How can HEIs attract greater numbers of mature learners?’, Wednesday 13th May, will now be held online. For more information and to book, please go to: