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

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

Education hardship funders

13 October 2020

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

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

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

Refugees and forced migration: teaching resources for schools

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

COVID-19 crisis: policy briefing and recommendations

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

University scholarships for asylum seekers

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

University for asylum seekers and refugees

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

Article 26 resources

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

Education for refugee and asylum seeking children

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

UNU-Wider Working Paper: Afghan refugee youth

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

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

1 December 2016

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.

Appeal Rights Exhausted young people facing forced removal to Afghanistan: A guide for practitioners

1 August 2016

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.

After Return: documenting the experiences of young people forcibly removed to Afghanistan

1 April 2016

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). 

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

1 February 2015

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. 

Thinking Ahead to Higher Education toolkit

1 January 2014

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.

Inclusion through art

1 May 2013

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.

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

1 December 2012

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.

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

1 October 2012

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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