Action on Access
Action on Access (AonA) is the national provider of coordination and support for furthering widening participation and access to higher education in the UK. We are a support and change management organisation with a goal to combat educational inequality and to break the barriers that many learners face particularly to access and succeed in higher education.
We have over twelve years of experience, an extensive network of experts and allied organisations and clients to deliver our work. AonA has an excellent reputation and is acknowledged nationally as the organisation of choice for those working to widen participation and ensure fair access to the sector.
Our commitment and expertise in progression to further and higher education and in student success, together with our highly-valued and well-used electronic event and publication platform, which reaches over 1,300 practitioners, continue successfully to provide our clients (everyone in access, widening participation, and student success and retention working in higher education providers, collaborative outreach partners, stakeholder organisations and funders, or as independent educational consultants) with specific solutions to their needs – while contributing to a coordinated national strategic approach and support for broadening access and widening participation.
Most importantly Action on Access works with institutional leaders, managers and practitioners; policy makers; funders and stakeholder groups to promote inclusivity and diversity, challenge exclusion, and to lobby for the widest broadest possible access to higher education which will, in turn, contribute significantly to greater social mobility.
We are hosted by NIACE, and to have the support of key organisations across the sector.
‘Evidence based Access Agreements: target setting, evidence building, monitoring and evaluation’, 12 March 2013, jointly organised and sponsored by Action on Access, Universities UK and the Office for Fair Access this conference focused on the development of the evidence base for access agreements and proved to be a great success and was massively oversubscribed. Full reports from the conference and workshop sessions are available at http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/EvidenceBasedAccessAgreements.aspx
VACANCIES. Where we are notified about vacancies they can be found on our Resources page.
Action on Access is proud to have strong strategic alliances and associations with