NEON Awards 2021

NEON Awards

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      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The NEON Awards celebrates the transformative power that HE can have and recognises key achievements in the widening access sector.

The success of an organisation like NEON is judged entirely by the success of the learners its members serve. Through the NEON Awards we provide the platform to celebrate the success of these learners, and the contribution that our members are making to it. The NEON Awards are a key part of the work we do. The transformative power that HE can have on the lives of its learners is best captured by individual stories and it is these that the awards aim to share.

The shortlisted nominees are:

NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year Award
  • Lancaster University
  • University Centre Leeds (Leeds City College)
  • University of Southampton
NEON Outstanding Contribution to Widening Access Award
  • Hollie Baker, University of Surrey
  • Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, University of Leeds
  • Wendy Price, University of Sunderland
NEON School or College Widening Access Award
  • Barnsley College
  • Kings College, Guildford
  • The Sheffield College
NEON Students of the Year Award
  • Christopher Cooper, University of York
  • Shuab Gamote, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Yasmin Haque, University of East London
NEON Widening Access Initiative (Outreach) Award
  • IntoUniversity
  • Mini Medics, University of Sunderland
  • Orbyts, University College London
NEON Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award
  • First Generation Scholarship Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • HE Creative Arts Media Make-Up Industry Collaboration, University Centre Leeds (Leeds City College)
  • University of East London Funded Internship Scheme
NEON Widening Access Partnership Award
  • Oldham Parent Power Project, Greater Manchester Higher
  • The Brunel & Moody’s Urban Scholars Programme Partnership, Brunel University London
  • University of Leeds and IntoUniversity Partnership