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  /  April 24, 2021
In March 2021, Andrew Rawson (Director, Action on Access) published an interesting e-Bulletin special paper on ‘Personal Tutoring and Student...
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By FACE  /  April 17, 2021
  “Everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education should have equal opportunity to do so.” It would be...
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By FACE  /  April 17, 2021
Equality gaps between the most and least advantaged students continue to persist in higher education (HE). While continuous commitment and...
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By FACE  /  March 18, 2021
At the forefront of the minds’ of those working in education at the minute are the responses to the Pandemic. ...
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By FACE  /  March 18, 2021
Casting my mind back to the sunlit uplands prior to March 2020, I fondly recall the annual summer FACE conference,...
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By FACE  /  March 18, 2021
Why would we ask applicants to make critical decisions about their futures before they know which pathways they’re qualified for?...
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By FACE  /  February 14, 2021
Introduction In the summer of 2020, I began a small, qualitative longitudinal study with three teaching professions from a year...
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By FACE  /  February 7, 2021
Colleagues may be aware the Government has recently held a consultation to review post-16 qualifications at Level 3 in England. ...
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By FACE  /  February 7, 2021
Producing Access and Participation Plans A sigh of relief was heard across the higher education nation a few weeks ago...
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