Useful Organisations

Glossary of Useful Organisations

A comprehensive guide to organisations working in the asylum, immigration and Higher Education sector can be found here. More information on Article 26's key partners and supporters can be found below!

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RSN: The Refugee Support Network

RSN’s Access to Higher Education programme exists for 17-24 year old refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking who encounter a range of barriers in going to university in the UK.

RSN’s national advice line is a great starting point for your questions about accessing Higher Education as a young refugee or asylum seeker. If you are a young refugee or asylum seeker (aged 16-24), a parent, teacher, advisor, university staff member, social worker, or are dealing with this issue in any other way, please get in touch with them for personalised advice and signposting. Call 0800 331 7292 or 07597583228 on Mondays 2-5pm or Wednesdays 2-5pm (text us if you want us to call you back), or send an email to with your questions and phone number and RSN will call you.

RSN have also produced a ‘Thinking Ahead to Higher Education Toolkit’, designed for young people living in the UK who are unsure about how their immigration status will affect their access to university. To order your electronic copy, download this form and email it back to

To book a bespoke training session about access to university for young refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking for your organisation, contact Emily at

STAR: Student Action for Refugees

Central number: 0207 697 4130

STAR is the national charity of 12,000 students working to improve the lives of refugees in the UK, they:
• Volunteer at local refugee projects
• Campaign to improve the lives of refugees
• Educate people about refugees and asylum
• Fundraise to welcome refugees

UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs

Advice line: 0207 788 9214

UKCISA monitor and influence government and education sector policy through close contact with senior officials, policy makers, MPs, partner organisations and sector bodies throughout the UK. They produce regular electronic and print publications which keep members and students up to date on current legislation, regulations and resources. They deliver high quality advice line services (for both members and students/members of the public) and training which both assist with immediate areas of difficulty and contribute to greater professional expertise.

Coram Children's Legal Centre

Coram Children's Legal Centre is the UK's leading children's legal charity. It works to promote children's rights in the UK and worldwide and provides free legal information advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals, as well as training and consultancy on child law and children’s rights. It also runs the Migrant Children's Project which works to protect and promote the rights of children and young people affected by UK immigration control.

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