Higher education and research bill: House of Lords committee stage briefing

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Refugee Council
Refugee Council
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11 January 2017
Minority Groups
Social welfare
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For a significant number of young people whose future is clearly in the UK, their immigration status means that they are unable to access higher education. The Higher Education and Research Bill offers the opportunity to rectify that situation for some of those young people, specifically those who have come to the UK to seek protection from war and persecution.

One of the groups amendment 443 would help attend university are those Syrian refugees being resettled in the UK through the Government’s Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement programme. Syrian refugees coming to the UK through that programme are awarded five years humanitarian protection, rather than refugee status.