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Updates: Home Office Strategic Migration Call 25th March 2021

Please see below the key points from this week’s meeting. Sovereign Borders Bill – Home Office (HO) are still working through plans for asylum reception centres and will update more after the consultation takes place. Negative cessations – Home Office working with policy colleagues about how to include negative cessations data in the data share […]

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Leeds University Sanctuary Scholarship is opening on Monday 8th March 2021

Leeds University’s Sanctuary Scholarship is opening on Monday 8th March 2021 Key changes include: Closing date is now 10th May, rather than the standard mid-July, to enable UG applicants to know the result of their application before having to accept/decline offers to study Foundation degrees are now eligible Students must have an offer to study […]

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LMP Strategy Group meeting notes – 10th February 2021

The Leeds Migration Partnership strategy group met on Wednesday the 10th February, thank you to all able to attend and contribute, the meeting notes are attached below. The key highlight of the meeting was about the Leeds vaccination programme. Tim Taylor, Head of Public Health Localities and Primary Care, shared a presentation about the Leeds […]

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LMP Strategy Group Wednesday 10th February 2021 10am -12pm

Please find the links to the agenda and papers at the bottom of this post. The action plan priorities updates/progress will be discussed and the key item of the meeting will be about vaccination messages, delivered by Tim Taylor from Public Health. The Zoom access details are as follows: Join Zoom Meeting: https://eu01web.zoom.us/j/68274167985 Meeting ID: […]

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If you support migrant families with school aged children who do not have fixed broadband, please read this

With the schools closed for Lockdown 3.0, migrant families are under greater pressure than ever. There are a number of schemes to help get kids the equipment and internet access they need to keep learning and stay in touch with their schools.  This referral form has been co-designed with Leeds City Council colleagues, to ensure […]

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MSc Maths, MSc Physics, and MSc Mech Eng Scholarship available from Verder Leeds Scholarships

The Verder Leeds Scholarship is available for forced migrants to the UK, such as asylum seekers or refugees, wishing to study selected taught Masters courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  It provides fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £9,000. The eligible courses (as stipulated by Verder) are: MSc Maths MSc Physics […]

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University of Hull MA TESOL Scholarship for refugees

Northern Dairies MA TESOL Masters Scholarship Applicants are invited to apply for a Scholarship to study a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Hull: https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/tesol-ma The Scholarship covers tuition fees, starting in January 2021. Applicants must be of ‘refugee status’ under UKBA/Home Office regulations. The person benefitting […]

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Trinity Language Access Fund – £250 per learner, £2k per group

Trinity College London is pleased to announce the launch of the Language Access Fund.  Helping English language exam candidates with: Exam Fees Contributions towards the cost of lessons Contributions towards the costs of equipment or materials needed Exam venue hire Travel to an exam venue Grant value: Up to £2,000 per group. Up to £250 […]

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Leeds City Council’s Strategic Migration Board: Summary Notes – 3rd December 2020

The Leeds City Council’s Strategic Migration Board met on Thursday 3rd December 2020. The meeting theme was education and a summary of the meeting is available to read below. The next Leeds Strategic Migration Board will be held 11th March 2021 and the meeting theme will be Asylum and the UK immigration system. If you […]

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