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A Community Needs Analysis with Refugees and People Seeking Asylum – Exploring Access and Barriers to Higher Education in Ireland


3PM, Wednesday 17th November, Virtual Seminar


With special guests Sinéad Gibney, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and Professor Eeva Leinonen, President of Maynooth University with a live performance by Spoken Word Artist Felicia Olusanya (Felispeaks)


This World Access to Higher Education Day, the College Connect team in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council are delighted to invite you to their research launch seminar exploring a participatory action peer-research project advocating for better access to higher education for refugees and people in the protection process in Ireland.


Stemming from a community needs analysis conducted with over 100 refugees and people seeking asylum in Ireland, the report reveals access issues and barriers to higher education that this community face and makes a series of recommendations.


In addition to the research findings, you will learn about the creative projects and cultural training modules that were developed from the research, with direct input from the peer-researchers, creatives, and project collaborators involved.