What are we calling for?
We’re calling on the government to revisit access to home fees and other restrictive immigration rules that limit young refugees’ access to further and higher education.
We’re also asking colleges and universities to improve their support for young refugees by investing in staff training, providing clear and publicly available guidance, and exercising flexibility and compassion in the admissions process.
About the report
This report was written by our partner Refugee Support Network and draws on the experiences of more than 500 young refugees in the UK.
Building on our earlier report, Education for refugee and asylum seeking children: Access and equality in England, Scotland and Wales, 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’s education progression in the UK