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Access to higher education and student success summit

26 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom

In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic there are real concerns that the progress made by higher education in improving access to higher education and student success may be eroded.

It is more imperative than ever that we give everyone an equal opportunity to access higher education, and strive to remove all barriers to student success. Now entering its 10th year, the annual Access to higher education and student success summit is dedicated to all issues related to access and participation in higher education. It is run in partnership between Universities UK and Action on Access.

Why should you attend?

Universities are under intense financial constraints. Under these circumstances, how can we ensure that access and student success remains on the agenda, and make the most of existing networks and resources? This conference will give you the opportunity to receive up-to-date briefings on the current issues and regulation surrounding widening participation and student success, as well as an opportunity to discuss with experts and colleagues on how best to drive student access and success.

Who should attend?

This conference is essential for staff who have responsibility for or play a part in improving attainment, retention and student success. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend, however particularly relevant job titles include:

  • Manager/Director/Officer of Widening Participation
  • Head of/Director/Officer for Partnerships
  • Head of/Director/Officer for Recruitment and Outreach
  • Manager/Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Director/Head/Officer of Student Engagement
  • Director/Head of Fair Access 
  • Director/Head of Planning and Strategy 
  • Outreach Officer
  • Social Mobility Officer
  • Student Experience Officer
  • Welfare Officer

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on or 07500 441505.

We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information. tel: 020 7419 5412; email:

Coronavirus information

At the time of writing, UUK is planning to resume events and conferences in autumn 2020. We take the health of safety of our delegates, speakers and staff extremely seriously, and please note that all of our events will be run in line with government and public health advice, which we are constantly monitoring. Should this event be cancelled due to government advice, we will deliver the event online or endeavour to rearrange this event for a future date. You will also have the option for a refund.

 In partnership with:

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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