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Supporting refugee access, retention and success in higher education

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Many refugees and asylum seekers regard higher education institutions as places of hope: gaining a HE qualification may offer the possibility of re-establishing a life torn apart by the processes of forced migration, or the chance to make a new life in a new country. However, refugees’ journeys into HE may be long and difficult, not only because they are having to deal with their experiences of forced migration and of seeking asylum, but, for example, their prior qualifications may not be recognised, their needs and entitlements may not be understood, or they may have a limited understanding of the application processes. This one day seminar will present research contextualising contemporary forced migration, refugees’ experiences of higher education in both the UK and Australia, and how different universities are working to better meet and support their needs.

 

Podcast for this seminar, please click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/srhe-society-for-research/id594177334


9.30

Registration and refreshments

 

10.00

Introduction to the day and contextualisation

Jacqueline Stevenson, Access and WP co-convenor

10.15

Scene setting: Documenting the Humanitarian Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean

Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries, King’s College London

11.00

Hidden Histories: Refugees and the Challenges for Policy, Pedagogy and Participation

Dr Linda Morrice, University of Sussex

11.45

Break

 

12.00

Embracing Social Inclusion? Exploring the asylum seeker experience of applying for admission to tertiary education in Australia

Professor Sue Webb, Monash University

12.45

Lunch

 

1.30

'Education for All'; supporting the access and participation of forced migrants in Higher Education

Rebecca Murray, Director of Article 26

2.15

Case study: Supporting Students from an Asylum Seeking Background at Keele University

Kate Mayer, Student Welfare Officer, Student Support and Development Services

3.00

Break

 

3.15

We will hear from two doctoral students who arrived in the UK through Scholars at Risk and Amnesty respectively. They will describe their own experiences and how these have shaped the research they are undertaking, then contribute to a broader conversation looking at how can HE institutions better support the access, retention and success of refugees in UK HE

Ahmad Abd Rabuh and Omid Shams, University of Portsmouth

4.30

Close

 

 

Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Thursday, 30 June 2016
Times: 10.00 - 16.30
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE
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Scene setting: Documenting the Humanitarian Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean
Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries, King’s College London
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Hidden Histories: Refugees and the Challenges for Policy, Pedagogy and Participation
Hidden Histories: Refugees and the Challenges for Policy, Pedagogy and Participation
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´Education for All´ supporting the access and participation of forced migrants in Higher
Rebecca Murray, Director of Article 26
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Supporting Students from an Asylum Seeking Background at Keele University
Kate Mayer, Student Welfare Officer, Student Support and Development Services
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Doctoral Students describe their own experiences
Ahmad Abd Rabuh, University of Portsmouth
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A doctoral Student will describe their own experiences and how these have shaped the research they a
Omid Shams, University of Portsmouth
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Embracing Social Inclusion? Exploring the asylum seeker experience of applying for admission to tert
Professor Sue Webb, Monash University
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