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NCSEHE Forum: World Access to Higher Education Day #WAHED18

Event Details
Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
28 November 2018

As part of a new global initiative, the NCSEHE will host an event on 28 November 2018, engaging national and international stakeholders to positively impact worldwide equitable access to higher education.

About World Access to Higher Education Day

World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED), led by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), and supported by NCUK  will network multiple conferences globally to focus the attention of stakeholders from across the world on the issues of access and diversity in higher education.

The NCSEHE is proud to represent Australia for the inaugural WAHED, positioning Australian advances in student equity research, policy and practice within an international context.

World Access to Higher Education Day will have the following objectives:

  • engage stakeholders from across the public and private sector in equitable access to higher education
  • act as a global platform that can add value to work being undertaken at local level, and also can lever in greater support for equitable access work at national and international level
  • establish goals to orientate action to make access to higher education equitable across the world
  • launch a new global Higher Education Access & Diversity consortium
  • articulate ‘access to higher education’ as including the completion of quality higher education and progression into post-higher education study/work for learners from underrepresented groups.

WAHED components

  • A network of international conferences occurring on WAHED 2018 — Worldwide organisations/institutions will host events on WAHED 2018.
  • Worldwide ‘access & diversity slam’ — Individual countries will showcase innovative access and diversity activities in their own countries.
  • Global student voices campaign — Bringing together the voices of students from diverse communities and their stories from across the world.
  • Launch of the Global Higher Education Access & Diversity Consortium — It is envisaged such a consortium will focus in particular on building the evidence base and using this to advocate for change and driving forward innovation in practice.

Expressions of interest will open soon. To receive more information as it comes available, please email

Posted 11 June 2018