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.

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Nominations for the NEON Awards 2021 will close on the 28th April. Have you nominated? https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/neon-events/neon-awards/ Please note, that only NEON members can nominate in the Awards.

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And the 2020 winner of the NEON Widening Access Partnership Award is @UniofNottingham and @IntoUniversity #Congratulations #NEONAwards

40 per cent of students ‘seriously considered’ dropping out of university during pandemic, poll suggests #highereducation https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/university-coronavirus-pandemic-quit-poll-b1830652.html

.@AoC_info are calling for the extension of pupil premium and a full year to help students, who need to, catch-up. Read more at https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/news/extend-pupil-premium-and-offer-full-year-of-education-recovery-to-support-student-catch-up/ #ukedchat #wideningaccess

An effective admissions system ‘needs to support students through the whole decision making and admissions process. This means starting earlier, finishing later and giving students the maximum support and time to make choices at the points in-between’ says Graeme Atherton @NEONHE https://twitter.com/HEPI_news/status/1380030180182401031

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How could admissions reform work in practice? by Graeme Atherton https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2021/04/08/how-could-admissions-reform-work-in-practice/

Dr Graeme Atherton, @NEONHE 's director, highlighting the importance of the #HE admissions system, "starting earlier, finishing later and giving students the maximum support and time to make choices at the points in-between." #CEIAG @HEPI_news

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How could admissions reform work in practice? by Graeme Atherton https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2021/04/08/how-could-admissions-reform-work-in-practice/