"The Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning has made a major contribution to policy and practice - to policy through its incisive and evidence-based critiques and to practice by providing a forum for the exploration of grass roots experience."

Professor Peter Scott, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

 "Widening participation is a crucial issue for all those involved in higher education. For both policy makers and practitioners seeking a cutting edge perspective on this question, the Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning is essential reading."

 Sheila Watt, Former Director of Widening Participation, HEFCE, UK

 "The journal is an indispensable resource for educators who view access and retention issues in a global setting. In the US it provides context for our work as well as valuable information about policies and interventions that improve outcomes for low-income and under-represented groups."

 Dr Arnold Mitchem, Council for Opportunity in Education, USA

 "An invaluable blend of research, practice and policy. The journal has become a central forum for serious debate about widening participation and lifelong learning."

 John Brennan, The Open University