This course has now taken place.

Widening participation is a priority for the higher education sector. This year HEFCE introduced the new National Collaborative Outreach Programme, with funding set at £60 million per annum.

To access new funding opportunities, universities must develop an effective and overarching widening participation strategy statement. This includes widening access, supporting retention and ensuring progression and success for all students.

On this Widening Access and Participation in Higher Education course, led by Dr Graeme Atherton, Director at NEON, delegates will learn how to overcome the practical challenges to widening participation in their organisation.

Through best practice case studies and interactive workshops, delegates will gain practical advice on implementing an effective access program, learn how to increase the retention and attainment of students from key target groups and develop an action plan for creating a comprehensive Widening Participation strategy in their university.