Individuals who are waiting for a decision on their asylum application or who have been granted Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) in the UK as a result of an asylum claim do not have equal access to university.
They must pay the same fees as international students and have no access to student loans and grants.
This excludes most from furthering their education.
A number of universities have already adopted Equal Access including Manchester, Leeds and Royal Holloway.
We're calling on UCL, London's Global University, to ensure real equal access to higher education for asylum seekers and those with discretionary leave to remain. The Provost, Malcolm Grant, has the power to change the college's policy on university fees and grants for those seeking protection. We'd like to show him just how many people believe in equal access to higher education for all.
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