|Scholarships and grants: |
We’re excited to announce that the suite of scholarships from the Schwab & Westheimer Trust are soon to open at the start of May! Many asylum seekers rely on scholarships to fund their university journey as they do not have access to student finance loans. The Schwab & Westheimer Trust works with other generous donors to offer a range of scholarships including opportunities for students embarking on postgraduate courses, undergraduate dentistry, social work and others! REUK works in partnership with the Trust to ensure that applicants and scholars get all the advice, guidance and pastoral support they need to move towards university.
for more information about the various type of scholarships and grants please visit the website https://www.swtrust.org.uk/
In 2010, we ran a very small pilot educational mentoring project with ten unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from the College of North West London.
Now, 13 years on, our educational mentoring programme remains at the heart of our work. Volunteers at REUK provide 1:1 educational mentoring (a combination of tutoring and wellbeing support) for young people across London, the West Midlands, Oxford, Peterborough and Cambridge.
If you are interested in volunteering an hour of your time a week to help a young refugee in your area with their homework or English language skills, click the button below and contact your local mentoring coordinator to get started on your mentoring journey. In next months newsletter, we’ll look at what mentoring means to the young mentees who have been part of REUK’s mentoring programme.
for more information please visit https://www.reuk.org/mentoring
Workshops for young refugees and asylum seekers:
Our Education Welcome team would like to tell you about the workshops they run for young asylum seekers and refugees. If you know or work with somebody who may be interested in attending these sessions, please feel to pass on this information, and if they’re relevant for you do sign up!
(Please note that these particular workshops are for young refugees and asylum seekers. If you’re a teacher, social worker or support young people in another capacity, click here to find out about the training and webinars we can offer you.)
|1) Introduction to college for refugees and asylum seekers |
In this workshop we talk about educational institutions in the UK (primary school, secondary school, further education, etc.) and the qualifications you can achieve at each. We will tell you all about possible routes through the English education system up to university and show you how to enrol into a school or college.
The next introduction to college workshop will take place on Tuesday 16th May at 17.30pm (online).
2) Progressing through college for young refugees and asylum seekers
Are you already studying in college or secondary school in the UK and starting to plan your journey up to university? Then this one’s for you. In this workshop we will talk you through potential college-level courses and options to progress through levels of education up to university. We will also mention potential barriers you may face and ways to overcome them.
The next progressing through college workshop will take place on Tuesday 30th May at 17.30pm (online).
3) Access to university for refugees and similar statuses
If you are feeling ready to study at the university level or have been doing a bachelor’s or master’s in your home country and would like to start one in the UK, this workshop is perfect for you. During this workshop we discuss: eligibility criteria for studying at the university and getting student finance funding for refugees, what qualification levels you need to enter the university in the UK and how to get those qualifications here if you haven’t studied on the same level in your home country. We will also take you through the application process and share additional useful resources.
The next access to university for refugees and similar statuses workshop will take place on Tuesday 27th June at 17.30pm (online).
4) Access to university for asylum seekers
This workshop is similar to the one above, except we concentrate more on additional ways to fund your degree, as sadly, asylum seekers are not eligible for student finance support.
The next access to university for asylum seekers workshop will take place on Tuesday 13th June at 17.30pm (online).
to book please use the below link