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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  via @YouTube

Hartpury University and Hartpury College Awards

Hartpury College has implemented a fantastic way of celebrating their staff members, by introducing their own internal staff awards – the Hartpury Students’ Union StAR Awards. They have a variety of categories[...]

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[...]

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

News extract from FE week: 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[...]

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[...]

Implementing QAA’s Subject Descriptor 2024-25: CAVA’s approach

The QAA has introduced a subject descriptor for Access to HE Diplomas in Nursing and Health Professions. The descriptor provides guidance and reference for the design, delivery, validation and review of programmes[...]

Information for Access to HE Diploma students in response to COVID-19

Please find the following information on how CAVA will support students following the temporary closures of schools, colleges and universities.  We understand that this is a worrying time for students. CAVA staff[...]

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated on June 23rd each year to recognise the achievements of women in engineering and to encourage more girls and young women to consider engineering as[...]

Key insights from QAA’s Access to HE annual conference

The QAA’s Access to HE annual conference took place virtually across two half days on 10 and 11 May. Across the two days, the conference touched on different facets of the new[...]

Key insights from the Association of Colleges Annual Conference 2022

The AoC annual conference took place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham across two full days on 15 and 16 November. CAVA’s Deputy CEO Emily Ross and Communications and Events Officer[...]