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World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) 2020 Launch Event

Event Details
Online Webinar
27 July 2020

The third World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) will be on 17 November 2020. WAHED is the global day of action focusing on increasing access and participation in higher education for those from low income and other marginalised groups. COVID-19 risks exacerbating the existing inequalities in access to higher education which exist in every country in the world. This online event will bring together key figures from the global higher education community to outline how COVID-19 is affecting equitable access and success to higher education and what can be done about it. WAHED 2020 will focus on addressing the impact of COVID-19 on equitable access and success in higher education in terms of both policy and practice.

The aim of WAHED is to act as a catalyst for change at the local, regional, national and international level. In 2019, over 200 organisations engaged in WAHED from 45 countries including governments of 11 countries and 35 events were delivered under the WAHED banner. WAHED is being led by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) in the UK.


  • How is COVID-19 affecting equitable access to higher education?
  • How can access and success be supported in the COVID-19 era?

To learn more about participating in WAHED 2020 please visit the website.

Posted 9 July 2020