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"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.

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.

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.

Access to higher education for young refugees: training for practitioners

16 January 2018

Contact Saliha Majeed-Hajaj to find out the date of our next London-based training session, or see the attachment below for more information about in house training packages.

University scholarships for asylum seekers: applications open now

30 April 2018

Education enables refugees to build more hopeful and secure futures for themselves and their communities, yet just 1% of refugee youth around the world make it to university.

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