Transitioning through education for young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

RSN and Unicef UK's research report and practitioner advice sheets
27 Nov 2020

Education hardship funders

including funding towards course fees, educational materials, and travel costs

13 Oct 2020

Access to HE for young refugees and asylum seekers: training for practitioners

Come and learn how to support young people to reach university
9 Sep 2020

Refugees and forced migration: teaching resources for schools

Ideas and resources for schools who want to teach their students about refugees and forced migration
9 Jun 2020

COVID-19 crisis: policy briefing and recommendations

This policy briefing explores the impact of COVID-19 on young refugees’ education and wellbeing in the UK
23 Apr 2020

University scholarships for asylum seekers

Find out more about university scholarships for asylum seekers who are unable to access student finance
15 Apr 2020

University for asylum seekers and refugees

Here's everything you need to know if you want to find out how to get to university as an asylum seeker or refugee
8 Jan 2020

Article 26 resources

These resources from the Article 26 project will help your university better support forced migrants' access to higher education
30 Nov 2018

Education for refugee and asylum seeking children

Our research for Unicef UK on access to education to refugee children in England, Scotland and Wales
21 Sep 2018

UNU-Wider Working Paper: Afghan refugee youth

In this paper, RSN's team explores the impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK.
5 Jun 2018

Refugee 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.

1 Dec 2016

Appeal 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.

1 Aug 2016

After 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). 

1 Apr 2016

NHS Bursaries: Increasing access to HE for asylum seekers and those with Limited Leave to Remain

This briefing has been produced by in partnership with Article 26. The document outlines the different rights and entitlements for people with Refugee Status, those with temporary status and asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their application for status, specifically in relation to the feasibility of their studying on an NHS degree programme. 

1 Feb 2015

Thinking 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.

1 Jan 2014

Inclusion 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.

1 May 2013

"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.

1 Dec 2012

Broken 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.

1 Oct 2012
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