Partnerships & Memberships


We are proud to be a partner of the Office for Students' Make Happen, the Essex branch of the Uni Connect (formerly NCOP) programme. The programme brings together universities, colleges and local partners to offer activities, advice and information on the benefits and realities of entering higher education or the world of work.

Make Happen's work is with a particular focus on areas where participation in higher education is lower than might be expected, given the GCSE results of the young people who live there.

We help facilitate this by coordinating taster days and workshops designed to raise students' knowledge of higher education. If you have a large number of Uni Connect students in the cohort you teach who are interested in the courses we offer, please get in touch. You can either contact your Uni Connect coordinator or speak to us directly at

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HELOAHigher Education Liaison Officers Association

Member of The Higher Education Liaison Officers' Association (HELOA). HELOA is the professional association of staff in higher education who work in the field of education liaison, and Writtle University College is part of HELOA's Anglia members group.

The Anglia group is based across the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and has a membership of ten Higher Education Institutions. The group is home to some of the oldest and newest Higher Education Institutions in the UK, ranging in size and subject specialisms, who meet regularly to discuss best practice as well as issues in education liaison and widening participation in the region.

Members provide up-to-date information, advice and guidance to prospective higher education students, their families and advisers. They do so by working closely with industry partners including UCAS, Student Loans Company, The Student Room, FindAUniversity and UniTasterDays.

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NEONThe National Education Opportunities Network

NEON is a professional, cross-sector organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education. They work to empower and enable those committed to widening access to higher education to affect change in their institutions and communities through collaborative work and training opportunities. Writtle University College staff regularly attend symposiums, working group meetings and training events to collaborate and share best practise with universities and colleges across the UK.

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