The 2020 National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) Awards were presented online on Thursday 22nd October. The NEON Awards provide a platform to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of NEON’s members and their learners in widening access to higher education and enabling social mobility.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact upon widening access to higher education (HE). It has forced the widening access community to reflect upon how we engage with learners and develop new ways of delivery. Therefore, this year, it is more important than ever to not only celebrate the success of this work and the transformative power that higher education can have on the lives of learners, but to consider how we continue to push our work forward to ensure success learners are able to both enter, and succeed within, HE.
Director of NEON, Dr. Graeme Atherton, states:
‘With over 60 nominations, shortlisting was a difficult process and it has highlighted the outstanding work that is being carried out by both institutions and individuals across the UK.’
Please see below for the winners and commendations from the 2020 NEON Awards.
NEON Widening Access Initiative (Outreach) Award
NEON Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Success) Award
Widening Access Partnership Award
NEON Access School or College Award
NEON Student of the Year Award
NEON Contribution to Widening Access Award
NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year Award
Only NEON members can submit a nomination for the NEON Awards.