Enabling white working-class students to access higher education

NEON Summit

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    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

White young people are less likely to apply for higher education and also have lower levels in attainment at school.

Following the NEON research in 2019 on ‘Working Class Heroes – Understanding access to higher education for white students from lower socio-economic backgrounds’, NEON are keen to support the sector by holding a one day summit to highlight this issue and bring it to the forefront of widening access work.

During the day we will:

  • Review the latest research into the progression, retention and success of young white males from disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • Hear about the progress that has been made;
  • Share insights into current practice that specifically supports this target group;
  • Discuss future strategies to ensure HEIs can make progress in this important area.

More information coming soon.


Membership organisation rate: £169 – 35% discount for members
Non-member organisation rate: £259
Please email Maria-Anna Petrou if you are unsure of your organisations NEON Membership status or click here.


Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020
Time: 9.30am registration, 10am start until 4pm
Location: London, 9 minute walk from King’s Cross Station