Helping Refugees to get into Higher Education

Through a partnership with UCL Institute of Education and Reconnect, we are supporting refugees and asylum seekers on their journey to higher education. This short course will offer 60 places at the Institute of Education for refugees and asylum seekers who want to gain qualifications such as Undergraduate, Masters or Doctorate-level degrees at UCL IOE.

Reconnect have been creating education and training opportunities for people with refugee backgrounds for 15 years. This new course will offer qualified refugees a chance to develop literacy in cultural practices and develop academic confidence, as well as making links with the students’ own culture and community groups.


This is the only project of its kind, but there is a great need for it. Educated refugees who want to contribute to society but don’t have the knowledge of British academic culture and practices need the training to further their education

– Keith Sonnet, CEO of Computer Aid

The program offers a wide variety of choices, and will run for 10 weeks over one term, each session will last 3 hours with modules such as:

  • Critical Reading in Higher Education
  • Intercultural learning and Understanding
  • Information Technology in Educational Contexts