John Holford is Robert Peers Professor of Adult Education at the University of Nottingham, UK, and an Editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education. He was previously a Professor, Head of Educational Studies, and founding Head of Politics at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Co-ordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 international research project, Encouraging Lifelong Learning for a Vibrant and Inclusive Europe (ENLIVEN), an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and President of the International Society for Comparative Adult Education. Marcella Milana is Associate Professor at the University of Verona, Italy, and an Editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education. She was previously Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research deals with the politics, policy and governance of adult education and learning, from comparative and global perspectives. Her recent publications include Global Networks, Local Actions: Rethinking Adult Education Policy in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2017). Richard Waller is Associate Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, and an Editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education. He has published widely on adult and particularly higher education, and on social class. He was a co-investigator on the Paired Peers research project (2010-2017) which examined the impact of social class background on a cohort of students' journeys into, through, and out of university and into the graduate employment market. Sue Webb is Professor of Education at Monash University, Australia, and an Editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education. She has researched the policy effects and practices related to access and participation of students from under-represented groups in the field of further and higher education, including the experiences of migrants and refugees. Currently she leads an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Vocational Institutions, undergraduate degrees: distinction or inequality?