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Improving Access to Higher Education and Employment for Forced Migrants

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posted on 2022-11-02, 13:12 authored by Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas, Co-Chair of Swansea City of Sanctuary, argues that the huge potential among refugees represents an untapped opportunity for enriching both our society and our economy, but a great many barriers have to be overcome before refugees can realise their potential. This blog presents the rationale for a joint conference co-organised by Swansea City of Sanctuary and The Open University aimed at improving access to Higher Education and Employment for Forced Migrants. The conference is an expression of solidarity with refugees all over the world and Refugee Week 2021. It is also an important step towards The Open University becoming a real University of Sanctuary.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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