Articles from National Education Opportunities Network (NEON)

New report shows Level 3 qualification reform will set access to HE back at least 5 years

New evidence released today (11 Feb) shows that the proposed reforms to Level 3 qualifications may set back government efforts to widen access to higher education (#HE) by at least 5 years.

Lifelong access to education is at the core of the creation of a more equal, fair, and productive society

It is this principle upon which the @Right2_Learn campaign was founded.  Our long-term vision is clear, but we wanted to provide practical assistance in the here and now to politicians and policy makers as they grapple with the biggest social and economic challenges in a generation.

New report shows over 27,000 students could miss out on university in 2021 due to COVID learning loss

Research published today (11 Nov) by @AccessHE, the network for social mobility through higher education for London has analysed A Level attainment profiles for students in the capital and nationally over recent years to project the impact of learning loss on next year’s A Level students.

The seventh annual NEON Awards – winners announced

#NEONAwards - The 2020 National Education Opportunities Network (@NEONHE) Awards were presented online on Thursday 22nd October.

Report argues for student focused approach to improving higher education outcomes

A new report produced by the National Education Opportunities Network (@NEONHE) with the support of the Institute for Social and Economic Research calls for the government to shift attention away from assessing the value of courses and toward supporting those groups who are more likely not to achieve good degrees and graduate jobs. In 2018-19, there was a difference of 22.1 percentage points between the proportion of white and black students getting a 1st or 2:1 while students from free school meal (FSM) backgrounds earn on average nearly £3000 less than those from non-FSM backgrounds 5 years after graduation. As COVID-19 makes it imperative that all students who go onto HE achieve their full potential this report brings together 10 contributions from thought leaders in the UK sector and from abroad to outline a student focused approach to improving HE outcomes.

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