‘There’s not much I can do, but sit at home’

When 20 -year-old Michael made his Home Office application last July, he assumed his problems were over. A year later, he is still waiting to hear back.   ‘Having to turn down the football scholarship was a big problem’   When I sent off my application to the Home Office…

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The power of having a goal – #stillhiddenfigures

One of the best things about the future is how unpredictable it is. Then again, that’s also one of the worst things about it. It all just depends on your perspective, says one of our Let us Learn campaigners. The above sentiment reflects my life for the past nine years….

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Undocumented: My life without papers

The following blog is from a young woman who was born in Nigeria and brought to the UK when she was 9 years old. Here she describes the challenges she has faced due to her lack of papers and being undocumented in the UK.   When I came to this…

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No Status in the UK

The following blog was written by a young woman who, despite living in the UK since she was a young child, does not yet have leave to remain in the UK and who is currently ‘undocumented’. She describes the experience of both knowing and of being unaware of her status…

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Focus on your future: exam advice

The following blog is written by a young woman who was brought to the UK when she was still a young child. Despite the fact that she has lived in the UK for the vast majority of her life, she had extreme and extended difficulty in obtaining her leave to…

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Expert immigration lawyer at biggest Let Us Learn meeting ever!

On Wednesday 1st April 2015, 30 inspirational young people – who are unable to access student finance due to their immigration status – came together to meet expert lawyer Solange Valdez, and to discuss the challenges they are currently facing. The meeting was opened by a young Let us Learn…

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