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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsHello, and welcome to Week 1. My name is Ahmad, I am from Aleppo, Syria. I'm doing my master's in violence conflict development here at the University of London. I'll be your guide throughout this course. This week will be an opportunity for you to learn about the UK education system. We'll be also exploring some of the challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face while trying to apply to the UK universities. It will be a very beneficial week. So please, join me, and enjoy the course.

Welcome to the course

Welcome to the start of our course ‘Aim Higher: Education for All’. This course will provide you with information and guidance on applying for university in the UK. By the end of this course you will understand how to achieve your goals.

In the first week of the course we will look at the university education system and help you think about where you want to go and what you want to study.

In Week 2 we will look at how you apply and what you need to do this, including how to improve your English.

In the final week we’ll suggest some next steps about how to go on and achieve your goals.

We’ve told you a little bit about us. Now tell us something about you and where you’re from; click here to add your location.

Type your location in the box that says ‘Go to’, and then go to ‘Additions’ to add a marker to the map. Note: for privacy reasons, do not add your full name and complete address.

Task: In the discussion, introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from.

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Aim Higher: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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