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Teaser photoshoot copyWestheimer scholarship - a unique opportunity for young asylum seekers to get to university

16 October 2017

Young people seeking asylum face particular barriers when trying to enter higher education in the UK, primarily their ineligibility for student finance and their categorisation as ‘oversees’ students. High fees, coupled with their exclusion from student loans, puts university out of reach for many bright and motivated students.

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Teaser poster for fundraising evening for rsnAncient Objects for Modern Dilemmas: fundraising event for RSN

22 September 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the fundraising evening in aid of RSN at Upstairs at The Ritzy in Brixton on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm

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Teaser rsz felix and johnIn memory of John

12 September 2017

John and his wife Abi were long-term friends of RSN. Over many years, they showed their love and care for young refugees in so many ways - through mentoring, prayer and financial support. At the start of the 'refugee crisis', when RSN was inundated by offers of assistance, John was first on the scene; generously sharing his time and expertise to help us set up systems to process and respond to all the enquiries we were getting. 

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Teaser birmingham street foodRSN launches new educational mentoring hub in Birmingham

9 August 2017

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

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Teaser img 8003Tamana and Louise: safety, belonging and optimism

4 July 2017

Tamana, who came to the UK from Afghanistan when she was just 16, shares her hopes for the future. And her mentor, Louise, explains why she has chosen to volunteer with RSN to help Tamana improve her English and develop her sense of safety, belonging and optimism:

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Teaser logoNew opportunity for university funding: the Brittan Scholarship

16 June 2017

The Brittan scholarship is open to students at either Masters or Undergraduate level who have no more than two years further to study. This scholarship is in memory of Lord Leon Brittan who was himself the child of an immigrant and an asylum-seeking family, and who had huge sympathy for people seeking an education.

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Teaser img 20170522 073501917 hdrRSN launches new educational mentoring hub in Oxford

1 June 2017

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 well as housing resettled Syrian families.

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Teaser 17 04 05   group picStanding together for Croydon

6 April 2017

RSN is part of the Croydon Young Refugees Network, a group of organisations working to support young refugees in that area. (We run an educational mentoring project there). We are signatories to the group's statement in response to the recent attack of a 17 year old Kurdish boy

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Teaser rsz img 5032Springboard: a better future for newly arrived teenagers

16 March 2017

We're delighted to partner with Springboard, a new initiative which aims to bridge the gap to provide the necessary support that is lacking in the mainstream school system. Their summer programme (31st July-1st September 2017) will offer an innovative space for teenaged refugees and asylum-seekers who have just arrived in the UK to make friends and settle into British life before they begin school. 

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Teaser syria march17 reportInvisible wounds: refugee children and mental health

13 March 2017

A new report, Invisible Wounds, from Save the Children has revealed how the war in Syria has ruined childhoods, leading to ‘toxic stress’ across a generation of children, leaving a life-long impact on their mental and physical health.

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Teaser unicef reportA deadly journey for children: the migration route from North Africa to Europe

2 March 2017

(This content is from UNICEF's press release. The full press release and the report can be found here on the UNICEF website)

Free university course for asylum seekers and refugees

27 February 2017

Registrations for UEL's access to higher education for refugees and asylum seekers course OLIve, which will begin on the 29 April and run for 10 consecutive Saturdays (9.30-5), are now open. 

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Teaser screen shot 2017 09 11 at 17.13.10BBC Learning Zone Refugee Stories

13 August 2016

 These BBC Learning Zone short films are an excellent representation of the various backgrounds, journeys and stories of the young asylum seekers we work with. 

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Teaser rsn training 4644How can asylum seekers get to university?

3 January 2013

Qudrat* hedged his bets and hovered around the 'not sure' mark, while Hussain placed his feet firmly in the ‘no’ camp.

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