Refugees and asylum seekers offered chance to find out about higher education opportunities

Free event at University of Leicester on Thursday 22 February at 5.30pm-7.30pm  

Refugees and asylum seekers are being offered free advice on how to access higher education in the UK.

The University of Leicester is holding an information session on Thursday 22 February in which advice will be given on:

  • The application process
  • English language qualifications
  • Fees and scholarships
  • What it’s like to study in a UK University
  • Support for students

The event is intended to help refugees and asylum seekers to better understand processes for applying to a Higher Education institution in the UK.

Phil Horspool, from the University’s English Language Teaching Unit and Chair of the University of Sanctuary steering group, said: “As we seek to become a University of Sanctuary and offer refugees and asylum seekers opportunities to join the University community, we have found that many do not understand the procedures and processes involved in applying to a UK university nor what to expect if offered a place.

“Here, at Leicester, we would like to offer our expert support to those thinking of Higher Education and help refugees and asylum seekers navigate their way to further opportunities.”

The event is organised by the Leicester University of Sanctuary steering group and the Widening Participation team. It takes place on Thursday 22 February from 5.30- 7.30pm on the main University of Leicester campus, Bennett Building, Room G85.

The event is free to anyone who would like to find out more but please register via:

 There will be refreshments and the event will include talks from University of Leicester staff and the opportunity for people to meet informally with University staff and discuss their position.

Peter Thorley

One thought on “Refugees and asylum seekers offered chance to find out about higher education opportunities

  • 10th February 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Hello, I leave in london. How do I qualify for scholarship?


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