Separation of children and parents in US: What can we do?

4 September 2018
A statement from our Director on the separation of asylum-seeking children from their parents at the US border: here's what you can do today.


17 July 2018
RSN team members Torie and Georgina smash their fundraising target for young refugees in Oxford

Asylum seekers offered a lifeline by a London university

13 July 2018
An article about university scholarships cites RSN's research and our calls for more financial support to help asylum seekers access higher education

Does more education mean better futures?

22 June 2018

We've just completed research for UNU-Wider into the impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK. Catherine, RSN's director, explains more:

A fab day out for young refugees: can you chip in?

1 June 2018

20 young refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford currently meet each week with their RSN volunteer mentor. Since we started this project in March 2017, 23 young people have been supported through this project to do well in education, grow in confidence and feel more at home in their community.

RSN in Birmingham: we're recruiting!

31 May 2018

We're looking for someone to join our team in Birmingham - could it be you?

We must stop failing those we have pledged to protect

3 May 2018

Over the past few weeks, the plight of the Windrush generation has cast light on the complexity of the immigration system, the impact of the ‘hostile environment’ on people in communities across our country, and the fact that individuals are forcibly removed to countries where they have few, if any, support networks and opportunities. Many of those affected by these realities came to this country as unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

Waiting for asylum: the impact on children going through the process

2 May 2018

In 2017, 2,206 unaccompanied children claimed asylum in the UK. Many of these children have to wait a long time for a decision on their cases, leading to uncertainty and mental health issues. The government is currently facing legal action over extensive delays in processing child asylum claims. 

Higher education for refugee youth: what can universities do to help?

20 April 2018

In spite of its benefits to individuals and communities, just 1% of refugees make it to higher education. What can universities do to address this situation?

Young asylum seekers ‘face blanket study ban’

11 April 2018

A small number of young people we work with have been affected by a legal change restricting their access to education. We spoke to the Observer about the negative impact that the withdrawal of the right to study will have on young asylum seekers for whom education is one of the most positive aspects of their lives.

Aisha: fighting for a university education

19 March 2018

As sixth form winds to a close many young people are looking to the next step, university. But for some, worries about getting the required grades are just a part of their uncertainty about the future. 

Running for young refugees

9 March 2018

Meet some friends of RSN who've put on their trainers and run for young refugees.

Is Afghanistan safe for returnees?

5 March 2018

Our director, Catherine Gladwell, talks to the Guardian about the safety of young people forced to return to Afghanistan. 

Our call to protect survivors of child trafficking

6 February 2018

We've signed ECPAT UK's open letter to the Home Secretary, asking her to reconsider the decision to return a survivor of child trafficking to a country where he has no family or support networks and to reform the support provided to all children identified as victims of modern slavery in the UK.

Civil servants getting creative for RSN

25 January 2018

Jon and his colleagues at the civil service have got stuck into supporting RSN over the past few months. In this guest blog post, he tells us what they've been up to and extends an invitation to a film screening on 9th February. Join us!

Supporting forced migrants into higher education

25 January 2018

The Article 26 project, which equips universities to develop and implement scholarships for asylum-seeking students, has just launched a set of guiding principles which provide the foundations for any sanctuary initiative designed to support the success of forced migrants in higher education. 

RSN in Al-Fanar Media: Bridging a gap in education support for refugees

8 January 2018

What do we prioritise in our work and research? How do we bridge the gap between the UK and overseas? What difference does educational support make? We talked to Al-Fanar Media about our history, work and ethos. 

New project! Specialist higher education support work

4 January 2018

This new component of our higher education programme aims to enable young refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking who are facing barriers in accessing higher education to overcome these obstacles and move forward in their education through face-to-face specialist advice, guidance and support. And read on for information about a great event at KCL that we'll be part of in February. 

"I want to study and play sport"

2 January 2018

What is life like for young asylum seekers in the UK? Read Ashanhullah's story to find out more.

Christmas greetings

19 December 2017

At this time of light and hope, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has played a part in our work over the past year. Watch RSN's Christmas message, from our director Catherine Gladwell. 

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