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  /  June 19, 2022
Evaluation is a critical tool needed for improvement. As educators, we encourage pupils to evaluate their learning and reflect on...
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By FACE  /  June 19, 2022
At QAA’s Access to HE conference in May 2022 Shakira Martin, Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College and...
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By FACE  /  June 19, 2022
We want every student to feel that they are part of our community, accepted for whoever they are, whatever their...
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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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