World Access to Higher Education Day

World Access to Higher Education Day is a new day of awareness that aims to bring global attention to inequality in access to higher education and accelerate action.

The first World Access to Higher Education Day is on
28 November 2018

A conference presentation representing the kind of event that will occur on World Access to Higher Education Day

What’s happening for World Access to Higher Education Day?

  • A global student voices campaign highlighting the stories of marginalised students
  • A global network of conferences with agendas reflecting the key issues in each region
  • Activities in countries across the world focusing on breaking down the barriers to access
  • The launch of a new report investigating what needs to be done next

Why World Access to Higher Education Day?

There is inequality in access to higher education in every country in the world where we have evidence. Higher education is causing inequality when it should be solving it. Progress in tackling the issue is too slow – most European countries failed to even set targets by 2015 despite agreeing to do so in 2009 – and a lack of global networks also makes this problem harder to solve. World Access to Higher Education Day will raise global awareness of the issue and build global links to make sure that inequality in access to higher education is tackled more quickly.

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World Access to Higher Education Day is organised by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), the UK’s professional organisation for widening access to higher education, and is supported by NCUK.

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