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  /  May 22, 2022
Back in the Spring of 2021 I found myself pondering over my institution’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) monitoring return...
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By FACE  /  May 22, 2022
Part of my role as Director of Student Participation and Success for the University of Hertfordshire’s Law School is to...
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By FACE  /  May 22, 2022
Are you aware there are a range of funding opportunities available to potentially support widening participation and student success initiatives...
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By FACE  /  April 28, 2022
When it comes to evaluating the success of access and participation interventions the Office for Students (OfS, 2022a, n.p.) has...
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By FACE  /  April 28, 2022
Reflections on Setting up and Developing a Student Panel in the Centre for Student and Community Engagement (CenSCE) at Nottingham...
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By FACE  /  March 21, 2022
Encouraging and sponsoring research activity is an important aspect of the work of the Mixed Economy Group of Colleges (MEG)....
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By FACE  /  March 21, 2022
Rarely a day goes by without a ‘culture wars’ press story about trans, non-binary and gender diverse people. The voices...
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By FACE  /  February 23, 2022
As higher education providers work through applications and applicants continue to work towards their final qualifications I have been reflecting...
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By FACE  /  February 23, 2022
I have been working in education for almost 40 years. In that time, I have seen a plethora of ill-considered...
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