WAHED: Equitable access and success through and post the pandemic
17 November 2021 hora: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Since 2018 over 300 organisations from over 50 countries have participated in the World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) delivering events and activities and engaging in research project that can make a tangible difference to equitable access and success in higher education across the world. In 2021 the 4th World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) will take place on November 17th.
WAHED 2021: Who will be going to university in 2030? will focus on how we can ensure that equitable access and success is a priority for universities and governments as we learn to live with the ongoing impact of the pandemic and where there may be examples of innovatory work emerging.
Francesc Pedró, UNESCO IESALC director, will participate in the event whose theme for this year is Equitable access and success through and post the pandemic focused on how we can shape a more equitable future for higher education.
It will include 5 different sessions covering:
• Evidence and data: what do we know about how/where participation rates are changing?
• Roles of government: how can it support equity priority groups post pandemic?
• Role of universities: where is innovative practice and who are the ‘global equity leaders’?
• Flexible pathways into HE: what do they look like and where do they exist?
• The way forward for equitable access in HE: what steps should we take to make HE participation more equitable by 2030?
WAHED is a platform to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education (HE), and act as a catalyst for international, regional and local action.
World Access to Higher Education Day is organised by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), the UK’s professional organisation for widening access to high education, and is supported by NCUK, the trading arm of the Northern Consortium charity.
More information on getting involved on WAHED website.