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  /  October 12, 2021
Frequently we find ourselves discussing the impact of policy – and whether the consequences of it (unintended or otherwise) are...
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By FACE  /  October 12, 2021
In September 2021, a trio of colleagues from the University of Derby were delighted to attend the annual Network for...
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By FACE  /  October 12, 2021
Like a lot of people we have found working through the pandemic isolating. For a sector which has always felt...
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By FACE  /  September 14, 2021
The role of FE colleges [FECs] in widening HE access has attracted an increasing amount of attention in recent months....
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By FACE  /  September 14, 2021
In 2006 the Leitch Report recommended that universities needed to work closely with employers to ensure that the workforce had access to...
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By FACE  /  September 14, 2021
For those who may feel unprepared, starting at University and the challenges it brings can feel overwhelming and for some,...
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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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