Higher Horizons Outreach Project commended at NEON Awards


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Posted on 20 May 2016
This commendation is recognition of the hard work of colleagues involved in the project at all our partner institutions.”

A series of events organised through the Keele University-led Higher Horizons Network for Collaborative Outreach Project has received a commendation from the National Educational Opportunities Network (NEON) at their annual Awards ceremony. The commendation is recognition of the valuable outreach work the Network has done throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Derbyshire to raise the aspirations of young people and enable them to progress on to university level study.

Higher Horizons Project Officer Hannah Merry attended the Awards ceremony at the Palace of Westminster and received the commendation from Shadow Minister of Higher Education, Further Education and Skills, Gordon Marsden MP. Hannah said: “I am very proud that we were not only shortlisted but also received a commendation for our programme of Collaborative Y10 Conferences in what is traditionally the most competitive category at the NEON Awards. This commendation is recognition of the hard work of colleagues involved in the project at all our partner institutions.”

Higher Horizons Network Manager, Ant Sutcliffe, said: “We are especially pleased to receive this commendation as we look to take collaborative outreach work forward and embed it as a key part of Keele’s Outreach offer. It is vitally important that we give every young person with the ability to go to university the tools to get there.”


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