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Psychosocial Sciences


University of East London Open Learning Initiative (OLIve)

About OLIve

University of East London is offering a 10-week course for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The aim of the course is to introduce refugees and asylum seekers to Higher Education. The course offers an opportunity for students to find out what skills and knowledge are needed in order to apply for and succeed in HE in the UK and provides information about pathways and opportunities. The course offers modules and workshops in English language and academic writing, research skills, academic tutoring and introduction to academic discussions.

A certificate of attendance is available for all who attend the offered workshops. Please note that this is not an accredited programme and does not give students an automatic access to other UEL courses.

How to Apply:

To register, please fill in the application form and email it to

The OLive 3 course is now underway.  Applications for the Spring Olive course starting on the 14 April 2018 are now open. Please fill in the application form and email it to

Important dates

Registration now closes on Saturday, 7th April, 2018.

Offers of places to be confirmed during the week of Monday, 9th April 2018.

Course dates: the course runs for 10 Saturdays, beginning Saturday, 14 April 2018 until Saturday, 16 June 2018.

For all enquiries, please contact Aura Lounasmaa on or Paul Dudman on:

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