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safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK higher education

Access a brighter future

Date 03/10/2016

​The annual Access to Higher Education Admissions Fair takes place next Tuesday (11 October) at Central Hall, Westminster. Admission is free, and the event runs from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

The admissions fair is exclusively for students studying for an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma  and thinking about applying for a university or other higher education course.

Representatives from 30 universities and colleges  will be on hand to talk about the application process and options for progressing to higher education.

Students can also come along to free workshops specifically tailored to answer their questions about making their applications and funding their higher education studies.

Ann-Marie Karadia from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which regulates Access to HE, said: 'Access to HE students are completing their UCAS application forms around this time, so it's the perfect opportunity for universities and colleges to talk to them about what courses are available and how to apply.'
Over 300 colleges in the UK offer Access to HE Diplomas. The Diploma is recognised and widely accepted, with Access to HE graduates going on to study at over 125 different universities in England and Wales, 10 per cent of them securing places at a Russell Group institution.

For more information on the Access to Higher Education Diploma, including real life stories of people who have changed their lives and careers after taking part in the programme, visit our Access to HE site.