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We've loved seeing institutional change resulting from in-house training. When organisations have brought staff together to learn, they've come away with an effective joined-up approach to supporting refugee learners.


"This was one of the best courses I have attend online with very engaging content and lots of time to reflect and discuss. It has really improved my knowledge and confidence in this area. I particularly liked the variety of attendees and the fact time was given to chat about what each of us did through the course, so it was also good networking."

"Solent University is currently working towards becoming a University of Sanctuary. To support us in our ambition, we wanted to ensure our key staff had the knowledge required to create a welcome culture.

REUK’s Access to HE training provided us with an invaluable insight into how to support refugees and asylum seekers in HE. From learning the basic terminology to challenging our thoughts on what we plan to put in place, the course was of real value. We are now in a much better position to support refugees and asylum seekers accessing HE at Solent University.


The course was excellent value for money and still took the form of an interactive and participatory workshop, even being run virtually."

Robert Wayman, Solent University

Access to higher education (HE) training

Our in-person and virtual training upskills other professionals to promote young refugees' educational access and outcomes in their context.

A cost-effective option for multiple participants, our in-house access to HE training has proved a hit with local authorities and universities who want to embed learning and best practice across teams and departments. Contact Katie to discuss your needs and how REUK can help.

We deliver bespoke in-house HE training to ensure that groups get the tailored information they need for their particular context.

We frequently run access to HE training sessions for mixed groups of teachers, social workers, university and NGO staff.

Mixed training
In-house training

These regular interactive sessions (currently online) are ideal for individual representatives from institutions and organisations. You'll learn from REUK's expert team, young people with lived experience of forced migration and other participants from the refugee and education sectors.

The next Access to HE training sessions are taking place on:


Tuesday 17th January 2023 (10am-2:30pm) 

- Wednesday 29th March 2023 (10am-2:30pm)

-  Tuesday 16th May 2023 (10am-2:30pm)

Please subscribe to our mailing list to hear about new dates as they're publicised. Remember to tick the 'training' box! 

You'll learn about immigration statuses and terminology.

You'll learn how to apply this knowledge to your role and context

You'll learn how immigration status impacts young people's educational access, entitlements and thriving.

This training will enable you to understand and confidently use asylum and refugee terminology, helping you get to grips with different immigration statuses and their impact on access to HE.

This training will give you a strong understanding of young refugees' and asylum seekers' barriers to HE and you'll come away knowing who's entitled to what when it comes to student finance and home fees.

This training will upskill you in the educational, financial and psychosocial support options for young asylum seekers and refugees as they access HE and start at university.

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