Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU)

The Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU) at London Metropolitan University provides specialist careers advice and guidance as well as employability training for all refugee health professionals. This programme is part of the Building Bridges Programme, an NHS-funded partnership. We work with our partners Glowing Results and the Refugee Council.

We support: 

  • doctors and dentists
  • nurses and midwives
  • pharmacists and biomedical scientists 
  • allied health professionals eg physiotherapists and radiologists

We offer the following services:

  • individual appointments with a specialist careers adviser
  • up-to-date information and guidance on routes to professional registration
  • practical employability workshops focused on getting work in the health sector – includes CV writing, networking, job applications, interview skills, NHS familiarisation and cross-cultural communication
  • work placements in the NHS
  • funding for some professional exams and training
  • extensive advocacy with professional bodies

Our careers programme supports clients to move forward into:

  • paid work in the healthcare sector
  • professional training in the healthcare sector
  • professional registration
  • alternative healthcare employment

Contact us

Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit (RAGU)
London Metropolitan University  
Tower Building,  
Room BE-UB-01 
166 – 220 Holloway Road 
London N7 8DB 
T: +44 (0)20 7133 2110

The impact of our work

Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit  

  • NHS-funded research: a 12-minute video where refugee health professionals talk about their experiences.

Meet the team