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In Glasgow on 30 April Tuesday? Check out this event at Strathclyde University: Pathways for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Further and Higher Education

Strathclyde University in Glasgow is known for its welcome of asylum seeking and refugee students, and its wider engagement with the sector with initiatives such as the Strathclyde Law Clinic.

We are looking forward to attending this seminar on Pathways for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Further and Higher Education, and speaking to colleagues about the Universities of Sanctuary Network, and learning about the existing initiatives in Glasgow from practitioners, representatives and students themselves.

The event is open to all – have a look at the details below, and register!

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Registration from 10:00 am

 Venue: The Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Taking into account the classification of Refugees and Asylum Seekers as ‘at risk’ groups by the Scottish Funding Council, this event focuses on FE/HE pathways and transitions in a two-part seminar focusing on policy developments in Access, Equality, and Inclusion.

The seminar considers demographic changes related to refugee settlement in Glasgow, and what this means for the University’s ambition to deliver access and outreach that supports refugees and their families.

Following lunch, we discuss asylum seekers, considering both barriers to HE study, and the steps Universities could take in relation to students facing asylum-related disruption to study and student progression.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all – students, staff, representative groups, and the wider public – who have an interest in refugees and asylum seekers, and their access to further and higher education.

Benefits of attending

  • Network and learn from Refugee/Asylum Seeker support professionals, advocates, and those with lived experience.
  • Take part in knowledge-exchange discussing key issues within the sector, with existing and new support measures.
  • Contribute to policy developments as part of the seminar’s dialogue on practical support proposals.

Contact

Gary Paterson
phone 0141 548 3773
Main Event Contact – Access, Equality, and Inclusion Graduate Policy Intern
Al Blackshaw
phone 0141 548 3127
Widening Access Support Coordinator