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QAA Access to HE Conference – What does “access” actually mean?

This year’s QAA Access to HE Diploma annual conference was opened with a powerful keynote speech from Shakira Martin (Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College; College of the Future Commissioner; Founder at The Class of 2020 #DigiProm; former NUS president; and former mature student to list[...]

CAVA Conference 2021

On Friday 3 December we held our virtual CAVA conference, exploring the theme of ‘The Future of Access to HE’. The schedule was packed with keynote presentations from the QAA, EduFuturists, and[...]

CAVA Higher Education Fair – Recordings and Resources

Thank you to everyone who managed to join us for the CAVA Higher Education Fair, we had a fantastic time and hope that you all enjoyed the presentations and the opportunity to[...]

Higher Education Fair 2021

We’re excited to launch our first CAVA Higher Education Fair for CAVA Access to HE students! The Higher Education Fair will give students the opportunity to hear from and speak directly with[...]

Happy International Literacy Day!

Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. At[...]

Student guide on 2021-22 Access to HE arrangements

We have developed a short guide for CAVA students to better understand the 2021-22 arrangements for Access to HE Diplomas. The guide contains an overview of: the regulatory arrangements for the 2021-22[...]

Learning bit by bit – Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Testimonials

For many people it can be incredibly daunting going back into education and it can be even more of a challenge making those first steps to pursue a career in the ever[...]

Access to Higher Education Diploma 2020-21: Results, UCAS, Appeals and Feedback

Congratulations class of 2020-21 On behalf of everyone at CAVA we would like to congratulate all those who have completed their Access to Higher Education Diploma. CAVA will be issuing your certificates[...]

How the Access to HE Diploma gave Paul a second chance at Music

When I left school after doing A-Levels in 2004, I was still under the impression that I was going to take a gap year and then go to Music College. That didn’t[...]

New toolkit for HE admissions staff

There is a recently updated Access to HE Diploma toolkit available for Higher Education Admissions teams published by the QAA. The toolkit, along with associated PowerPoint presentations, can be found on the[...]