Our Grades Not Visas : Access to Education
People seeking asylum and migrant students struggle to access University due to their immigration status and due to a Scottish Government tuition fee policy
Our Grades Not Visas campaign has been fronted by Ahmed Alhindi, who could not access university after unconditional offers due to his immigration status.
Maryhill Integration Network, together with Ahmed and JustRight Scotland is calling for Right to Education in Scotland for migrants and people seeking asylum.
- to participate in the consultation created by the Scottish Government for ‘Changes to residency criteria for access to financial support in Further and Higher Education’.
- Share your story of not being able to access education by filling out this form
Ahmed Alhindi, Our Grades, Not Visas
“I want migrant students to feel a little less isolated. When I started this campaign, I thought I was the only one and many other students I’ve spoken to have said the same thing.
“There are hundreds of us and it would bring relief to know you’re not alone. I’ve heard stories of students who had unconditional offers for medicine or engineering but had to just wait four or five years in silence before they could go to university.”
Pinar Aksu, Human Rights and Advocacy Coordinator, MIN
Link to Our Grades Not Visas – https://www.ognv.org.uk/