This component of our higher education programme aims to enable young refugees and asylum seekers 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.
What does this project offer?
- an appointment-based support service for 15-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers who are currently trying to access higher education or are planning to do so in the future
(Priority is given to young people in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster and City of London, however we have some capacity to support young people in other locations.)
- a face-to-face assessment during which particular needs will be identified and a higher education action plan created
- accurate advice and information on a young person’s eligibility for ‘Home’ fee status and student finance, as well as alternative sources of funding
- emotional and practical support to facilitate a move to the next level of education
- advocacy on behalf of young people, including liaising with social workers, education practitioners, solicitors and other external partners
- help to access further specialised support
If you would like to contact RSN about face-to-face support and/or refer to this project, please email Dan at [email protected] or call: 07923 188935.