The Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) facilitates the exchange and dissemination of information and practices in lifelong learning and widening participation to higher education. By promoting collaboration and innovation between providers and practitioners, FACE aims to support and encourage a socially inclusive framework for lifelong learning, challenging exclusion and fostering full participation. As a large multi-sector network we play a key role as a pressure group, service provider, staff development forum, national policy shaper, information service and event organiser. FACE membership has grown rapidly over the years reflecting the changing boundaries of lifelong learning practices in HE and beyond. It has developed into the largest network of its type in Europe with growing national and international partnership arrangements. In turn, the FACE annual conference have become a major event in the higher education diary, bringing together practitioners, senior managers, policy makers, researchers and many others concerned with lifelong learning and access to HE.

Recent Blog
By FACE  /  July 5, 2021
The latest report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (2021) stated in response to race issues raised by...
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By FACE  /  July 3, 2021
In any profession that engages young people in social and educational contexts, there is a requirement for effective professional frameworks...
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By FACE  /  July 3, 2021
Ever since their launch in 2015 Degree Apprenticeships have been criticised for not delivering on the social mobility agenda.  The...
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By FACE  /  July 3, 2021
The pandemic has provided an opportunity like no other for individuals from all backgrounds, students and staff, to reflect on...
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By FACE  /  July 3, 2021
There is no denying there has been a spectacular acceleration of online learning during the pandemic. Many of the benefits...
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By FACE  /  June 15, 2021
Widening Participation is without doubt a varied, fun and interesting area of work and one in which I am always...
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By FACE  /  June 15, 2021
Higher education has undergone tremendous change in the last year and a half. The student experience might be permanently altered...
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By FACE  /  June 15, 2021
There is much uncertainty in the Higher Education sector at present about what the start of new academic year might...
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By FACE  /  May 22, 2021
Research is full of examples where things happen by, well, happen-stance.  Conditions are created where people come together to undertake...
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