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Refugees from Congo Escape Revolution to Attend College in America

By Suzanne Driscoll When revolution comes to your homeland, sometimes the only option is to leave with the clothes on your back. This was a decision the Ndoole family had to make when the Congolese Revolutionary Army took over the city of Goma, a provincial capital of...

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COVID-19 – World Access to Higher Education Day 2020

Please read our latest announcement here.

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WAHED 2019 Summary report now available

The report from 2019’s World Access to Higher Education Day is now available to view and/or download. The report summarises the activity that took place on, or around, WAHED 2019 and showcases some of the events. You can access the report by clicking...

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HRH The Duchess of Sussex message of support on World Access to Higher Education Day 2019

We are extremely honoured and delighted to have the support of HRH The Duchess of Sussex, Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities for World Access to Higher Education Day this year. Today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, we are able to...

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Measuring the Impact of Equity Promotion Policies: Lessons from National and Institutional Case Studies

The New Equity Study A 2018 study sponsored by the Lumina Foundation, All Around The World, reviewed the policy commitments of national governments to promote equal opportunities in access and success in higher education.  The study found that, with the exception of a...

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Access Project Spotlight: Newcastle University’s PARTNERS Programme

Now in its 19th year, and one of the largest in the country, the University of Newcastle’s PARTNERS Programme offers a supported entry route into Newcastle University for under-represented student groups.       What is the name of the project? PARTNERS Programme...

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Moving from Rhetoric to Action on Widening Access to Higher Education

Dr Graeme Atherton is the director of the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in the United Kingdom. NEON is leading on World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED), which takes place on 26 November 2019.   It is not surprising that, as reported in last...

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WAHED Voices: Leadership support is crucial for diversity in higher education

Universities in Europe are increasingly attentive to the topic of diversity and inclusion; this has to a large extent been a process driven by the university leadership, giving the topic priority at the strategic level. In Europe, the issue of social inclusion has...

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Blog: STAR and City of Sanctuary lead pledges from UK Universities to improve access for refugee students for World Action to Higher Education Day and the Global Refugee Forum

With kind thanks to Christopher Smart, Access to University Coordinator at STAR for contributing this blog. Around the world universities are signing a global statement  of support for refugee access to higher education for World Access to Higher Education Day. This...

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