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Gateway Qualifications is delighted to have developed a partnership agreement with the University of East London that provides enhanced progression opportunities for Access to HE students and professional development and masterclasses for staff at approved providers.

Supporting students to achieve their goals

Gateway Qualifications has a long and successful history of widening participation and supporting students to achieve their life goals, whatever their circumstances.

In order to strengthen this priority Gateway Qualifications and the University of East London (UEL) have come together to be able to offer progression routes and benefits for students to achieve their ambition of a higher education place in preparation for their chosen career.

We have collaborated to develop a range of benefits for both students registered on a Gateway Qualifications Access to HE Diploma and the academic staff delivering these diplomas in order that the students’ journeys to their career of choice are fully supported and achievable.

Benefits for Access to HE students

This new agreement offers a significant range of benefits for eligible students who apply to the University of East London for their degree:

  • Guaranteed offer or interview on an undergraduate degree programme at UEL (as set out in the subject map)
  • Access to UEL’s independent matrix-accredited information, advice and guidance services for bespoke workshops
  • Curriculum enrichment opportunities from UEL during their Access to HE course
  • Access to transition support events prior to starting their degree at UEL

Benefits for Access to HE teaching staff

  • Direct and planned progression routes for students applying to UEL
  • Professional development support for staff and a community of best practice from Gateway Qualifications and the University of East London
  • Long term collaborative opportunities with UEL, Gateway Qualifications and employers to create, design and develop Access to HE Diplomas with identified progression routes to employment

About the University of East London (UEL)

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world.

University of East London website

Which courses does it apply to?

The agreement covers most Gateway Qualifications Access to HE Diplomas where there is a viable undergraduate programme offered by UEL. Full details of the courses covered by this agreement are set out in the subject map.

The final subject map is being finalised and will be available on this page soon. If you are an Access to HE provider, sign up for our webinar to be among the first to know when it is released.

Spread the word

We’ve collaborated with UEL to produce flyers Centres can use to explain the benefits to their staff and students, please download, print and share them. There is space for you to add appropriate contact details if you want to use the student flyer in your own promotion of Access to HE.

Centre Guide – Enhanced Progression Opportunities for Access to HE Students – Gateway Qualifications

Student Flyer – Guaranteed offer or interview for Access to HE Students – Gateway Qualifications

Upcoming CPD events

We are delighted to be able to offer a variety of staff CPD sessions as part of our new partnership with the University of East London.

These sessions are free to attend and exclusively for staff at Gateway Qualifications approved Access to HE Centres. Staff at approved centres should contact quality@gatewayqualifications.org.uk for details of how to join a session.