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The Compass Project: Birkbeck staff ONLY

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Room B18, Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

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WC1E 7HX

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As part of our commitment to improving access to HE for forced migrants, Birkbeck are offering 20 asylum seekers per year a fully-funded place on any undergraduate or postgraduate certificate course, to enable them to acquire a valuable qualification, recognised in the UK and worldwide, while also providing the building blocks for further university study.

The success of the Compass Project will be the result of the expertise and knowledge of staff across the college, and we welcome those interested in finding out more to attend an information session on Monday 15th May.

There will be two parts to the session, and we welcome all front-line staff at Birkbeck, University of London, who will be working closely with this community to attend both sessions. Spaces are limited, and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Morning Session, 9.45-12.00- brief outline (B18)

- The Compass Project, an overview

- Barriers to accessing HE for forced migrants

- Supporting the student journe for forced migrants

12.00-13.00: Lunch (Room 416)

Afternoon Session- outline

13.00-16.00: Training session for all front-line staff, delivered by Refugee Support Network (B18)

- Supporting forced migrants in accessing, remaining and progressing in HE

- Understand variety of immigration status and what this entitles students to

- Develop confidence in your ability to support the needs of asylum seekers and refugees attempting to progress to university.

Please note, due to the available space on the day there will be no refreshments during the sessions- there will be an opportunity to have lunch and to talk more about the project in Room 416 after the session has taken place.

If you have any questions, please contact Naureen Abubacker on thecompassproject@bbk.ac.uk. We ask that you sign up to the event with your Birkbeck email address.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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