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RSN launches new educational mentoring hub in Birmingham

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We are thrilled to announce that we've expanded our educational mentoring programme to a second city outside of London: Birmingham.

Carolyn Burke , who coordinated our west London mentoring scheme and worked on our...

RSN launches new educational mentoring hub in Oxford

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We are delighted to announce that we've started working in Oxford; the first city outside of London where we are running our educational mentoring programme. Oxford is home to a significant number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), from countries like Afghanistan and Eritrea, as...

Springboard: a better future for newly arrived teenagers

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"Young asylum-seekers and refugees who have made the difficult journey to the UK are saddled with many challenges common to starting a life somewhere new. And in addition to being adversely affected by budget cuts to tailored learning provision in schools, these young people often miss their...

Saying goodbye with an Afghan flag cake

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With great sadness, we’ve just said goodbye to Bryony, a key member of our team for the past 3 years. Bryony brought years of experience of working in Afghanistan to our Youth on the Move programme...

Inclusion through art

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Mara Lockowandt received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2012, and has been working with us for the past four months thanks to a grant from the AHRC. As well as the research she writes about here, she ran a course at the College...

How to get a job in the charity sector: an employer’s perspective

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So you want to get a job in the ‘charity sector’…and you’ve just realised that it’s more competitive than you thought. With just under 200 applications per paid position in the charity sector, how can you make your application stand out? At RSN we are regularly contacted by people wanting to...

From Afghanistan to London

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Helping young asylum seekers and refugees to access, remain and progress in education is what RSN is all about. We're a small staff team and are delighted to welcome our newest member, Bryony. As she settles into her new role, read on to get to know her a bit and to discover what advice and...

“Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone”

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Rachael Kenward is the newest member of RSN, assisting in the running of the Educational Mentoring Programme . We asked her to tell us why she is so passionate about mentoring. She writes:

As a natural idealist...

Invest in a place, and you’ll belong there

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Croydon faces unique challenges; out of all the London boroughs, it has the highest number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and has a real need for more services to support these young people in accessing, progressing and remaining in education. Rachel Henry has just been appointed RSN’...

"If you can’t change the world, you can change YOUR world"

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Semhar Haile has recently joined RSN as a summer intern and we’re excited to have her as part of the team. In this blog post she shares her own experiences of education in the UK, her personal hopes for the future, and the most powerful way she has found to change the world.

I came...


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