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By supporting unaccompanied asylum seeker children, universities can also help society.

How can higher education help foster social cohesion in the post-Brexit era? One answer is by providing more access for a group at huge disadvantage when it comes to progressing to university: children who are unaccompanied asylum seekers.

More than 3,000 of these children―defined as “a young person under the age of 18 making an application for sylum in his or her own right and who has no adult relative or guardian to turn to in this country”―claimed asylum in the UK in 2015.

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