Tate Exchange: Transits and Transformations

How does accessing higher education late change lives and identities?

Monday 29 October – Sunday 04 November 2018

Join us at Tate Exchange as we reflect on higher education and the impact it can have on transforming lives and identities, especially for those who come to learning later in life. We will uncover shared experiences and seek answers to the question who has access to higher education, how is this changing and why?

Invitation to participate

We warmly invite current and former Go Highers, and mature students from other backgrounds and institutions, to join us for this week of events at the Tate Liverpool. Our aim is to reflect on higher education as a mature student and the transformative impact it can have on individuals and families. We will uncover shared experiences and seek answers to the question who has access to higher education, how is this changing and why?


Create a personal artwork to display at the Tate during the event. This could be absolutely anything that captures your experience of higher education. For example:

• A collage of photographs, documents, text.
• Drawing, painting or photograph (from your perspective, or a family member’s)
• A poem, with or without annotations/illustrations (your own or a published poem)
• A 3-minute vlog
• A personalised map or diagram or flowchart or similar
• A Lego or other construction
• Any other artefact/sculpture/artwork

Email (gohigher@liverpool.ac.uk), post or drop your artwork in to Go Higher, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Liverpool, 1-7 Abercromby Square, L69 7WY. Send us your artwork as soon as possoble, the closing date is Wednesday 24 October.

This week of activities is part of the celebrations surrounding the 20-year anniversary of the Go Higher Diploma, the University of Liverpool’s part-time access foundation programme for mature learners seeking access to degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences.