Action on Access

Action on Access, national provider of coordination and support for furthering access, widening participation and increasing student retention success and progression through higher education across the UK since 2002.

News, information and networking

We provide an electronic, highly-valued, well-used event, job vacancy and publication platform to over 1,500 practitioners  Read more  


We promote and list here the major events, seminars, and conferences focused on higher education and widening participation. Read more


The latest eBulletin is available here. Created and produced by Andrew Rawson, Director, Action on Access. Read more


Vacancies are uploaded several times each week from a wide range of job opportunities for the widening participation sector. Read more

To receive our monthly eBulletin and daily notifications from Action on Access about the latest news, events, vacancies and useful resources with regard to higher education – and its educational and social justice context – join our Action on Access Jiscmail list.

Action on Access is committed to supporting widening access and opportunities in further and higher education for everyone, regardless of their background, ethnicity, faith or characteristicsWe recognise that identifiable groups of people are under-represented across and at all levels in the HE Sector – student and staff – and we’re committed to doing what we can to help correct this.

Acknowledged nationally as the go-to and organisation of choice for anyone working to widen participation, improve student success and ensure fair access to the sector we offer an essential first stop for you to stay current and involved in all the latest Widening Participation and access initiatives, news, events, resources, information, and networking. We will work with you to combat educational inequality and to break the barriers that many learners face to access and succeed in higher education.