New Evelyn Oldfield Unit Research for Action and Influence Course 2015-16

Accredited London Region Open College Network, Level 3

Are you interested in working towards a qualification whilst gaining some useful and practical skills in research and presentation skills? Then this course is for you.

Starting from October, we will run 22 half-day sessions spread over 9 months. We will support RMCO representatives to gain the skills and confidence to be able to research issues of refugee and migrant communities including education, training and employment, welfare and social concerns.

Please see the timetable and flyer

The course will be structured around a series of formal training sessions together with self-led personal projects and optional course visits.

The research module will be followed up by 8 sessions designed to support participants to act upon their findings, explore what the results mean for their organisation and also to think about the wider implications. Participants will be supported to advocate and influence at community, local, regional and national levels on the issues raised from their research.

Students will then be supported to devise a presentation to disseminate the findings at the end of project conference through a 4-session course.

Learners will be required to write a research report demonstrating their acquired competencies and a number of shorter assignment for the presentation module. This will meet learning outcomes as set by Open College Network.

The training is free.

Participants will benefit from mentor support, tutorials and one to one support from the tutor.

Eligibility and how to apply:

This is a course for refugees and migrants only. Applicants must be active in a refugee or migrant community organisation working in London (this can be paid or voluntary). English levels have to be sufficient to manage independent report writing.

Applicants will be selected based on their likelihood to have most impact on their communities and commitment to the course.

Please contact Alexandra, EOU administrator on 020 7697 4100 / for further information and/ or to request an application form.