UWE wins QAA award for best Access to Higher Education provider in UK

Issue date: 10 July 2014


QAA award

UWE Bristol has been named Higher Education Provider of the Year in the recent QAA Access to HE Awards.

This award recognises UWE's excellent practice in work with Access to HE Diploma Students.

The accolade was presented to Guy Keith-Miller and Anne Radley from UWE's Recruitment and Outreach team (Student and Partnership Services) at the QAA annual conference.

“We are delighted that UWE's outreach work has been recognised in this way,” said Guy Keith-Miller, Head of Recruitment and Outreach. “Winning the top award for our work with Access to H.E. Diploma students is a great honour.”

Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive of QAA said, “This year's Access to HE award was given to the provider offering the most comprehensive, clear and accurate information about entry requirements for Access to HE applicants. We were particularly impressed with the way UWE specifies its entry requirements in a way that is meaningful to potential students from the Access to HE Diploma.

“UWE is one of the top recruiting providers in the country for Access to HE students, with a long track record of commitment to Access to HE as a progression route into the university and with an institution-wide, strategic approach to student admission and support.”

UWE is one of the top recruiting HEPs in the country for Access to HE students. In 2012-13 it gave places to 495 Access to HE students, representing 6.7% of its undergraduate intake.

The QAA Access to HE Awards scheme was introduced to recognise and raise awareness of good practice in higher and further education in the development of and support for Access to HE qualifications and students.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education's role is to safeguard quality and standards in UK universities and colleges, so that students have the best possible learning experience.

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