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.
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.
NEON member organisations
Individuals in NEON's network
Delegates attended NEON events since 2012
Black students’ mental health, wellbeing, and unbelonging in UK higher education #MentalHealthAwareness #highered https://shar.es/aoPxlC
A big welcome to new NEON member @BirkbeckUoL. We're very happy to have you on board and look forward to supporting your work!
We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the NEON Higher Education institution of the year award! #NEONAwards #wideningaccess #wideningparticipation @NEONHE
NEON members, don't forget to register for the NEON Awards ceremony, taking place online on the 10th of June https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk/events/neon-awards-2021/ #inittowinit #NEONAwards #highereducation #wideningaccess
We're delighted to be joined by @ClareLAdams @JoinHandshakeUK & speakers from @suttontrust @NEONHE @PwC_UK_Careers @RHCareers today to discuss how the #highereducation #earlycareers sector can achieve #socialmobility & support diverse students in the virtual recruitment landscape
"Disparities in educational attainment are the greatest driver of regional variation in productivity across the UK. By improving educational attainment, the UK can also seek to reduce regional inequalities and ‘level up’ all regions of the country." #Science #wideningaccess
Today CaSE has published #InspiringInnovation with recommendations on how the UK and devolved governments can provide high-quality science education in primary and secondary schools https://www.sciencecampaign.org.uk/news-media/press-releases/case-publishes-inspiring-innovation.html