Four further networks offered advice at the national level. These worked with local networks to offer complementary services.
The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
This network focused on information and resources for care leavers, and all those that support them, about progression to higher education.
The Open University NNCO
The main focus of this network was to serve adults looking for simplified advice and guidance on all the non-traditional routes to and through higher education and included informal to formal journeys.
HE in London
Lead institution: Birkbeck University
This function brought together the work of the other London-based networks into a co-ordinated pan-London approach covering all schools and colleges and working with London Boroughs, charities and other HE providers or organisations.
Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Network
Lead institution: University of Oxford
Member institutions: University of Cambridge
This national collaborative network offered the opportunity to ensure that schools were fully aware of the support available from the two universities.