Transitioning through education for refugees and asylum-seeking young people in the UK

This page brings together details and resources from the research report written by Refugee Support Network and commissioned by Unicef UK.


Research report 

Drawing on the experiences of more than 500 young refugees and practitioners, this research specifically examines progression to further education (FE) and higher education (HE) in the UK. The study:

  • Addresses the gap in relevant research
  • Builds on existing evidence
  • Examines the factors that hinder and support refugee and asylum-seeking young people‚Äôs education progression

Read the research report on Unicef UK's website

Read our blog about the research

Read our research summary for young people 


Practitioner advice sheets 

Building on the findings from our research and the examples of good practice that emerged, we have developed a set of advice sheets to help practitioners in their work supporting refugee and asylum-seeking young people's education. These advice sheets offer practical tips and guidance for individuals and education institutions for overcoming the challenges that young refugees and asylum seekers face during the transition to FE and HE. 

How to support transitions to further education
(Developed with Unicef UK)
Advice sheet for schools
Advice sheet for sixth forms and colleges
How to support transitions to higher education
(Developed with Unicef UK)
Advice sheet for sixth forms and colleges
Advice sheet for universities
How to support access to schoolsAdvice sheet for schools
How to support education progressionAdvice sheet for schools, sixth forms and colleges
How to provide EAL support Advice sheet for schools
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