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8 May 2017

Falling through the cracks: Enabling Access to HE for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children

The Government is committed to widening access to HE for students who have left care. However, for unaccompanied children claiming asylum in the UK (over 3,000 in 2015) who fall under the care of local authorities, there is very little research on their progression rates to higher education nor about the challenges they face.

At this AccessHE event on 8 May, along with launching our research into this important widening participation area, we will consider how universities and the wider community can best support these groups throughout their learner journeys.

Other reasons to attend:

  • Hear from individuals from these backgrounds who have managed to make successful transitions into higher education in London
  • Build up your understanding and hear how your organisation can work with others to make a difference to these individuals’ lives
  • Find out more about how AccessHE is working with HEIs across London and further afield to support individuals in these circumstances

Speakers (subject to change):

Who should attend:

  • Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors responsible for Student Support
  • Directors and Heads of Widening Participation / Outreach
  • Directors and Heads of Student Support / Services
  • Heads of Student Wellbeing
  • Policy Officers
  • Student Engagement / Welfare Officers
  • Representatives from Local Authorities
  • Representatives from voluntary sector organisations

Please note places are limited and booking will close at 5pm on Friday 28 April.

For more information contact Guy Cowen-Hutton at

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