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Teaser rsn resource 2Access to higher education for young refugees: training for practitioners

Contact Saliha Majeed-Hajaj to find out the date of our next London-based training session, or see the attachment below for more information about in house training packages.

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Teaser content rsn resource 2The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship

The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship enables young asylum seekers to pursue higher education. Ranging from an annual grant of £10-20k, this scholarship enables up to three young asylum seekers each year to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the field of health and social care. 

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Teaser rsn resource 2Broken Futures: young Afghan asylum seekers in the UK and on return to their country of origin

Broken Futures documents the experiences of young Afghans who become Appeal Rights Exhausted (ARE) and face the possibility of forced removal to Kabul. This report was originally published in October 2012 as part of UNHCR's New Issues in Refugee Research series.

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Teaser rsn resource 2After Return: documenting the experiences of young people forcibly removed to Afghanistan

After Return documents the experiences of former child asylum seekers who have been forcibly removed to Afghanistan after turning 18, filling a vital evidence gap in their education, employment, health and wellbeing outcomes. (Download the report and the accompanying policy recommendations at the bottom of this page). 

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Teaser rsn resource 2Thinking Ahead to Higher Education toolkit

RSN's 'Thinking ahead about higher education' toolkit brings together all the expertise and experience we have built up through this programme. Full of useful information and practical guidance, we hope it will enable young asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants to plan their progression into higher education and that it will be a useful reference tool for their teachers, careers advisors and support workers.

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Teaser rsnshoot 030"I just want to study": access to higher education for young refugees and asylum seekers

RSN's report "I just want to study" shows the extent of the barriers faced by young asylum seekers and refugees trying to access university. Launched in 2012, "I just want to study" highlights the fact that while education for young people in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq is seen as a priority for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), when these young people come to the UK they are excluded from higher education.

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Teaser rsn resource 2Refugee access to higher education in low-resource environments: research study

Working in partnership with Jigsaw Consult, we have recently completed a year-long study that contributes to forming a better understanding of how higher education can be provided effectively to refugees in low-resource environments.

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Teaser rsn resource 2Unaccompanied refugee children: information and resources

As unaccompanied refugee children arrive from the informal camps in Calais, we want to ensure they have all the information and support they need, and we want to resource others to help them better. As we come across useful resources and training, we'll include them here. 

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Teaser rsn resource 2Appeal Rights Exhausted young people facing forced removal to Afghanistan: A guide for practitioners

This guide aims to equip UK-based practitioners to better support ARE young Afghans, bringing together practical learning from both the UK and Kabul-based streams of our Youth on the Move programme.

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Teaser rsn resource 2Inclusion through art

Inclusion through art provides practical guidelines for organisations that seek to improve their engagement with young refugees and asylum seekers through developing participatory arts and media projects.

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