Useful Resources and Organisations

If you’re a STAR student looking to campaign for Equal Access you can find out more on our campaign page

For further advice and information you may want to contact some of the following organisations/resources:

Article 26 – promotes access to Higher Education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK.
Cambridge English Online Course – Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Coram Children’s Legal Centre – legal advice and information on education for young people.
Direct-gov – Student Finance for information on student finance and how to apply.
Migrant Children’s Project – provides information and legal support about entitlements to education (for young people as well as children).
Let Us Learn – for advice on the long residence category (if you are not a UK national, but have lived in England for a substantial period of your life).
• “The Office for Fair Admissions“https://www.offa.org.uk/
The Refugee Council’s Guide -Short guide on access to further education in England for asylum seekers and refugees
RefuAid – Access to education support including funding for English exams.
Refugee Support Network – supports young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants aged 16-24 to access education.
Surviving To Thriving Project – a partnership project between the British Red Cross, Refugee Council and UpRising. It helps young refugees and asylum seekers become active and valued members of their communities.
UKCISA – The UK Council for International Students Affairs provide information and support to students classed as international and can answer questions about your eligibility and other complex queries.
The University of Sanctuary Handbook – embedding support for asylum seekers & refugees at your university.
UK NARIC – recognition and comparison of international qualifications.

For further information on support available in Scotland, contact the Scottish Refugee Council.
For further information on support available in Wales, contact the Welsh Refugee Council.
For further information on support available in Ireland, contact the Irish Refugee Council.

STAR Links

Our list of the Equal Access Scholarships currently available is here.
For information on The Equal Access Campaign & how to campaign at your university, click here.