The University celebrates staff and student shortlistings for the 2023 NEON awards

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The Widening Access Team are delighted to be celebrating 2 shortlistings in the 2023 NEON Awards.

There are seven categories in the NEON Awards, and this year, the University of Bath have been successfully shortlisted in two of them:

NEON Student of the Year Award – A participant on one of our outreach programmes herself whilst at school, 2rd year Maths student Isobel Shone now brings her passion, energy and authenticity to the role of Outreach Ambassador. Her shortlisting in this category recognises and represents the fundamental work of students in widening access to higher education.

NEON Contribution to Widening Access Award – Our Head of Widening Access and Participation, Dr Andrew Ross has been shortlisted for this award. Andrew has been at Bath for 10 years, leading the Widening Access Team for the past four. As a convenor of the sector wide Special Interest Group (APPSIG) for leaders of Access and Participation work Andrew is at sharing good practice across the sector.

We look forward to celebrating the well-deserving shortlist, alongside colleagues and students from the wider sector, at the NEON Awards Ceremony in Westminster on 9th May!

We’re really pleased to be celebrating shortlisting again this year following our success in the NEON awards last year. The NEON Awards celebrate the transformative power that HE can have and recognises key achievements in the widening access sector. They provide a platform to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of NEON’s members and their learners in widening access to higher education and enabling social mobility. Find the full 2023 shortlist at

NEON is the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education. NEON enables those working to widen access to HE at all levels and in all sectors to affect change in their own organisations and communities.

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