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Initial scoping for the Resilient Learning Communities Enhancement Theme in 2020 highlighted that one issue high on the agenda for many Scottish higher education institutions is how best to support refugees and asylum seekers - an issue that has since been brought into sharper focus due to developments in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Institutions have adopted different approaches, informed by their understandings of the needs of their learners, staff and the communities in which they are based.


This report considers practice at all 19 higher education institutions in Scotland, along with a sample of six colleges. It summarises current practice across the sector, highlights specific examples of good practice, and concludes with pointers to future sector-wide development along with links to organisations and resources that offer further information and support.


Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Scottish Higher and Further Education

Publication date: 23 Jun 2022