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Cambridge University – HE21+programme

HE21+programme HE21+ is a collaborative outreach and mentoring programme between Lucy Cavendish College (in partnership with the other mature Cambridge Colleges) and the University of Cambridge itself. The project provides Further Education Colleges and their students, who are currently studying an Access to Humanities/ Social Sciences for humanities[...]

Career Coach

QAA has launched Career Coach, an online tool that helps match prospective students with the Access to HE programme that best supports their professional ambitions. Many Access to HE students choose their programmes based[...]

Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Hannah, an MSci Equine Science student at Hartpury University, talks about why the Access to Higher Education was so important for her. ‘Get prepared, get ready’ – Access to Higher Education https://youtu.be/xJpfcUC0Ibo [...]

The success of the Access to HE students is an example of widening participation in action

31/05/19 Yesterday’s Augar review praised the track record of Further Education Colleges’ Access to HE courses, which it argued, provide better value for money than University foundation year courses. This timely guest[...]

CAVA Regional network meetings

CAVA is running regional network meetings during April and May. Previous meetings have been popular, with excellent feedback from attendees and they should be highly enjoyable and informative days again this year.[...]

CAVA Access to HE Diploma – Award winners

CAVA Access to HE Diploma – Award winners The CAVA Student Awards celebrate student achievement and excellence in 2018, and the winners are nominated for the national KeithFletcher prize. The Keith Fletcher[...]

CAVA Annual Access to HE Conference 2018

The CAVA annual conference 2018 will be held at the Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge on Thursday 29 November 2018. We look forward to meeting up with all our members.

From high school drop out to A&E doctor

From high school drop out to A&E doctor Two very interesting articles about an ex City College Norwich student who completed the CAVA Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) course in 2008. BBC[...]

How FE can help prepare the UK’s next generation of doctors

News extract from FE week https://feweek.co.uk/2018/04/30/how-fe-can-help-prepare-the-uks-next-generation-of-doctors/ Julie Mizon, Access Manager, QAA Medicine has long been the near-exclusive preserve of higher education, but the QAA’s Julie Mizon has big plans to change that In[...]

CAVA Student wins Keith Fletcher Award for Outstanding Commitment to Study 2017

CAVA Student wins Keith Fletcher Outstanding Commitment to Study Congratulations to Shelley Jackson, former Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions) from Craven College who was awarded the Keith Fletcher Award for[...]