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.
Who is this project for?
This project is for 15-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers who
- live or study in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster and City of London
- are trying to access higher education now or are planning to do so in the future, and/or
- want to map out pathways to educational progression, through FE and beyond
(If you are not connected to one of these boroughs but still need help, please open this link using your smart phone's internet browser to chat with us through WhatsApp, or complete the referral form below anyway and we'll let you know if we're able to meet you too.)
What does this project offer?
- 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
In addition to offering face-to-face sessions in RSN's office, we can come and run workshops or drop-in sessions where you are (for example, in a virtual school, youth group or local authority).
How can I get help from this project?
If you're a young person who'd like to get help directly, please complete this self referral form.
If you're a practitioner who wants to refer a young person to this project or to arrange a workshop/drop in session with our team, please complete this referral form.