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NEC & OU campaign to widen access to higher education

In response to a 50% decline in the number of students aged over 21 entering in to higher education in the last 10 years, the Open University and NEC have committed to working together to identify what holds adult learners back and how best to remove those barriers.

Sharing the vision of their joint founder, Michael Young, who wanted to extend educational opportunities to people who could not “turn up regularly for ordinary classes”, both organisations have agreed a memorandum of understanding to campaign jointly to reverse the decline.


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