Five higher education institutions, across five European countries are involved in a project which aims to improve experiences and outcomes for higher education vulnerable migrant students. Out of all the universities involved – from England, Ireland, Finland, Slovenia and Spain – and in keeping with it’s status as a University of Sanctuary, Bradford is the leading institution in the project.
The academics will be looking at digital technology enhanced support and the development of bespoke digital artefacts. They hope that their goals of assisting integrated digital literacy and language skills development will also lead to increased psychosocial well-being of students. The target population for this project is higher education vulnerable migrant students across all academic programmes, levels and stages.
This level of academic engagement with issues surrounding forced migration, and the subsequent effects on the learning experience of those seeking sanctuary, is really encouraging.