The HEA recognises that the COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the delivery of access and support services to vulnerable students from target groups. As a result, a number of initiatives have been put in place to mitigate this disruption.
The Programme for Access to Higher Education is a dedicated fund committed to increasing participation by underrepresented groups in higher education.
The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to full or part-time students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending higher education.
The Fund for Students with Disabilities ensures students with disabilities have the necessary assistance and equipment to enable them to access, fully participate in and successfully complete their chosen course of study.