Retrospective for Perspective Access and Widening Participation 1991-2041

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Sunday 29th - Tuesday 31st May 2016
University College Dublin, Ireland

Retrospective for Perspective

Access and Widening Participation 1991-2041

"History repeats itself because no one was listening the first time" (Anonymous)


We are honoured and delighted that University College Dublin will host our 25th annual conference 2016 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the EAN. On this auspicious occasion, we will take a retrospective look at the past 25 years' achievements in access to higher education, to give perspective for moving forward for the next 25 years. Where we came from, our struggles and triumphs, and what are our aspirations for the next 25 years?

There will be four thematic areas for paper and poster proposals: policy; practice; research and data; language.

At the heart of this Silver Jubilee celebration will be the poster exhibition showcasing access past, present and future.

Drawing inspiration and learning from participants, we will use their contributions to construct and shape a conference legacy – of both the EAN and all who have made an impact in widening access, promoting equity, diversity and inclusion – the EAN Dublin 2016 Proclamation. The Proclamation will be endorsed as a foundation for future planning in policy and practice over the next 25 years.

Registration is now open. Join us in Dublin and share with us your trials and tribulations or sweet successes!

Click here for the Conference Programme and Parallel Paper Sessions


Conference Information

Conference information will be regularly updated on our special Silver Jubilee Conference Website, developed by the UCD, hosts and co-coordinators of the event:


Conference Registration

Registration for the conference goes through the e-store of the University of Roehampton, where the EAN is based.

To register please follow this link. Upon creating an account with the e-store you will be able to choose your rate and pay by credit or debit card (no American Express). If you cannot process a card payment please tick the option "bank transfer" and contact the EAN Secretariat at for invoicing. Please see the full list of conference rates here.

Early booking rates available until 31 March 2016!


Call for Contributions

Submission deadline has passed.

We would like to thank all delegates who submitted a proposal to contribute to the EAN 25th Annual Conference.

All abstracts are now being reviewed by the panel. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of March 2016.



The EAN Secretariat, European Access Network
Lawrence Building, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PJ, United Kingdom
Email: ,Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3857, Fax: +44 (0) 20 8392 3148