Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (diverse ethnicities commonly grouped together as GRT) are significantly underrepresented in higher education, with estimates that only 3-4% of the GRT population accessing university. They are also more likely have multiple deprivations and barriers throughout the education lifecourse. This is why our 'Rombelong' programme aims to work with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers throughout the education lifecycle, with two structured programmes as well as bespoke 121 support for young people entering university and prioritisation on our mainstream programmes.
'Tutors for GRT': This is our partnership project ran with The Traveller Movement. We deliver online tutoring to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people aged between 5 and 18. The aim is to address educational barriers when and where they occur, increase engagement and enjoyment with education.
'Rombelong Researchers': This project is delivered in school with year 6s, it is a 5 week project where the young people decide on a topic to research, use different methods to discover information and present their findings at the end of the project.
To find out more about our work with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, or for advice on going to university, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.