The NEON Awards 2018 – Winners and Commendations

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NEON were delighted to be hosted by MP Gordon Marsden, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, FE and Skills at the Palace of Westminster for the fifth Annual NEON Awards on 17th May 2018.

FIRST WORLD ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DAY ANNOUNCED

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A new global initiative to address inequalities in access to higher education (HE) is being launched in Kuala Lumpur today. The first World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) will be on November 28th 2018. The aim of WAHED is to create a platform which raises global awareness around inequalities in access to HE and […]

NEON Student Unions and Widening Access Summit – Presentations Available

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Students remain a vital part of widening access work and their support with a range of initiatives has a huge impact on the learners with whom they interact. Many student unions are already carrying out innovative work to widen access but widening access practitioners in higher education institutions (HEIs) must look to support their endeavours and […]

NEON Awards 2018 – Nominations Closed

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Nominations for the 2018 NEON Awards closed on Friday 13th April 2018. The NEON Awards provide a special platform to recognise the success of our members, and celebrate the transformative power that HE can have on the lives of its learners. Over 60 nominations were submitted for this years NEON Awards and the quality of […]

NEON Awards 2018 – Nominations Open!

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We at NEON are proud to announce that nominations have opened for the 2018 NEON Awards. The purpose of the NEON Awards is to celebrate success in widening access to higher education (HE) work and in particular to recognise the students who have progressed to HE from widening access backgrounds, and how they made this journey. The event will include presentation of the NEON Awards, a short address from a senior politician committed to widening access and the opportunity for networking.

Where to now for financing HE? The student view

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NEON is working with UUK and universities in 10 different areas of the country on a national research project examining the impact of the cost of higher education (HE) on the way in which Year 13 students/Level 3 students make decisions about going to university, the courses and institutions they choose, part-time employment, etc.

Can We Widen Access to Higher Education? A Christmas Message from NEON

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As we approach Christmas we want to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to all of our members and friends and thank you for your work in tackling inequality in participation and success in higher education. This has been a difficult year for HE, with a growing perception that HE is a bastion […]