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Cambridge English launches free online course to help refugees and asylum seekers get the information they need to apply to UK universities.
‘Aim Higher: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ offers support in a range of areas including identifying English language requirements, tips for improving English and how to choose the right course and university. It also offers information on the UK admissions process, along with how to access legal, financial and student support services.
The massive open online course (MOOC) has been developed by language learning experts Cambridge English in collaboration with thought leaders in higher education, refugee support networks, and by talking to refugees studying at UK universities.
Chloe Shaw from Cambridge English said:
'Applying to university in the UK can be a daunting task, especially if you are a non-native speaker of English. We developed this course out of a passion for increasing access to education for people from challenging situations. Our experts at Cambridge pooled their knowledge to create content that will be a helping hand to anyone wanting to find out what the English language requirements are and how they can get up to speed in this area. We also worked with other experts to make sure students taking the course will also get accurate and up-to-date advice on a range of other areas needed for a positive study experience. It really is a one stop shop for people on the road to higher education in the UK.'
Registration is now open for the course, which runs on FutureLearn, the social learning platform. The course begins on Monday 8 May 2017.
Participants can register here