NEON has four objectives
To increase the professionalisation of widening access work through the development and accreditation of practice
To be a research and advocacy resource for those working in access at the local, regional and national level
To develop and enhance practice and quality in widening access work
To offer input and support to policy-makers and government from the widening access community
All NEON's work is based on a clear mission statement
To empower and enable those with a commitment to widening access to HE to affect change in their institutions and communities.
Access to and success in higher education should not be related to social background but based on ability and willingness to participate.