Black, male, care leaver, seeking asylum: access to higher education in Britain

John Clayton and myself have just had an article published on Open Democracy, which develops the points we originally made in an open letter signed by ourselves and 85 other people, an edited version of which was published by the Times Higher Education, here.

Despite their determination and aspiration, many young asylum seekers are being barred from higher education by multiple discriminations. The current inquiry on Race and Higher Education must recognise this fact.

In November 2013, the story of Yonas and Abiy Admasu Kebede hit the front pages of national and local press in the North East of England. The two brothers had recently left care in Newcastle, having arrived in Britain nearly 10 years ago from Ethiopia seeking asylum.

You can read the full article here.

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