Pyramid Inclusion Model

The A4A ‘Pyramid Inclusion Model’ has been constructed to help key stakeholders within higher education institutions (HEIs) develop strategies and plans for widening access to higher education for students from under-represented groups, increasing inclusive practices and ensuring success for all students. It is an interactive and dynamic model that allows institutional stakeholders to consider their current context and circumstances in relation to inclusion and provides helpful prompts for reflection on key development goals and positive action that can be taken.

The ‘Pyramid Inclusion Model’ is linked to the Bank of Good Practices (IO2), where a myriad of examples from institutions across all of the countries are explained in detail.

It is also linked to the A4A Self-Assessment Tool (IO3), which enables institutions to complete an audit of the institutional culture and current practices.



University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Universitatea din București
Università degli studi di Bergamo
University of Bristol
Instituto politécnico de Leiria
Equipo de Desarrollo Organizacional - UAB