City & Islington College

Widening access and progression to higher education


Three initiatives have been fused to encourage disadvantaged groups into higher education and to teach them to make the most of their abilities. Access concentrates on study skills for under 25s, whilst the Mentor Programme combats the lack of role models for black students. The Connect Scheme aims to overcome obstacles in higher education admissions procedures that deter young people who are underachieving due to social or educational disadvantages.