Keith Fletcher Awards 2020-2021 Recognition of your students’ successes

Nominations are now open for the Keith Fletcher Awards 2020-2021 providing an opportunity for you to celebrate your students and share their success with other providers of Access to HE.

Which students in your groups deserve an award for outstanding academic achievement and outstanding commitment to study?

I know you will probably say all of them but there are always those students that really stand out, that have overcome huge obstacles to achieve their diplomas, those that have provided consistent outstanding high-quality work.

The Keith Fletcher Awards have two categories that allow you to really let these students know you have recognised their commitments. 

Please see below link to the nomination for please spend a few minutes to complete the attached nomination forms.

Keith Fletcher Award 2020-21 Rules and Nomination Forms

Each provider is invited to nominate one student in each category and One Awards will select two regional winners from the nominations we receive to go forward to the national judging process. We will also be celebrating the success of all nominees at our annual Access to HE Awards event in 2022.

Please find attached further details about the national awards and how to make a nomination. The closing date for nominations is Friday 5th November and there will be a presentation event to the national winners in the Spring of 2022 – Details to follow. Nominations should be sent to

Outstanding Academic Achievement:

  • Students proposed in this category should have excelled in their academic study by producing assessed work of a consistently outstanding quality whilst on their Access courses. 
  • In this category one example (copies are acceptable or photographs for artwork) of any individual piece of work which could illustrate this achievement, or statement containing  sufficient detail about the range and type of work submitted by the student and her/his performance. 

Outstanding Commitment to Study:

  • Students in this category should have shown outstanding commitment to their Access studies, perhaps in the face of difficult and challenging personal circumstances. 
  • Tutors must provide detailed explanation to support the nomination, whilst respecting the privacy of the individual student, to enable the judges to reach a decision. 

Examples of work are not required for this category and will not be presented to judges.

If you need any information please email Abigail Gilbert,  Access to HE Product Manager on

“One Awards' innovative results service has been a fantastic development for universities and allows us to check students' achievement immediately ourselves. This is an excellent service which means that we are able to confirm student places quickly and effectively without having to follow up with providers and students or wait for results to be sent on to us. This is because their certification turnaround time of less than two days allows One Awards to process student results almost as soon as the colleges/providers have provided the final verified results. This really does help us put students at the heart of our confirmation process”.

Jane Oswald, Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment
University of Sunderland