TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE
The IOE-delivered programme helping refugees to prepare for higher education study
INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
University College London, Institute of Education
University College London, Gower Street, London.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000
WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- Newly arrived refugees
DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
A UCL Institute of Education (IOE) programme preparing refugees and asylum seekers for study in higher education and teacher training, is contributing to an awareness-raising event.
‘ReConnect to Education: Preparation for Higher Education’ is a programme funded by ReConnect, delivered by the IOE and supported by Computer Aid International. The programme aims to familiarise refugees with the expectations and academic conventions of British universities. It is hoped this will help them make the best of their higher education study, which may include PGCE training as further education teachers.
In preparing refugees for higher education, the programme develops academic skills and confidence and also aims to impart knowledge and understanding of the British educational system
The programme runs three times during the year, in the autumn, spring and summer terms. Each cohort of about 20 students attends one session per week for 10 weeks.