Kindly sponsored by The Access Platform
The seventh annual NEON Summer Symposium was on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June 2019 at Lancaster University and was attended by over 250 delegates from across the country, making it the most well-attended to date.
The theme of the 2019 Summer Symposium was “The third age of widening access”.
We are entering a new era for widening access and participation in higher education (HE). After the focus on access for working class adults gave way in the 2000s and 2010s to one on young people entering higher education, we are now moving to the third age of widening access where access and outcomes share centre stage. But will this new era look any differently from the past? The conference looked at where we are now in access and participation in HE, where we have been and where we want to go.
The event brought together key figures from across the education sector, policymakers and employers with organisations from across sectors committed to social mobility through widening access to HE – making the seventh Summer Symposium the most important event for those working in the field in 2019.
The NEON Summer Symposium is kindly sponsored by The Access Platform.
The NEON Summer Symposium is kindly supported by: