• Demonstration in support of Eastern Ghouta Liverpool city centre, Sunday 25 February 2018

    The Syrian community in Liverpool organised, at very short notice, a moving demonstration in support of their compatriots and, in some cases, former neighbours caught up in the siege of Eastern Ghouta. This was in response to the escalation of the attacks by Syrian government forces and Russian warplanes on Sunday 19 February. Hundreds of […]

  • From our inbox (March 28th)

    More events, calls for papers, new research and other information related to work with refugees that we think should be shared. Documentary about seeking asylum in the UK and the detention process. A Qualitative Research Symposium ‘Understanding Migration’ is to be held on the 12th April at UEA, designed to be as accessible and interactive as possible […]

  • Put away your British accents: Farsi Taster session @FoE

    Twenty students and staff from the Faculty of Education volunteered for a Farsi taster session this week. Our teachers were two refugee volunteers from Iran, supported by West Lancs CVS. As new learners we were told to ‘Put away your British accents’. Working in small groups, the trainees and staff enjoyed the opportunity to hear about […]

  • From our inbox (March 15th)

    There’s a lot of events, calls for papers, new research and other information related to work with refugees that we think needs to be shared as widely as possible. At Edge Hill, a new Migration Working Group has been set up, led  by Dr Zana Vathi. Gramnet (the network for community members and scholars working in […]

  • 5-a-side @EHU

    The lads enjoyed a good five-a-side evening at Edge Hill last Monday. Teams are made up of local refugees and EHU staff and students. This is a fortnightly session, 5-6pm organised by Dr Jack Sugden, Lecturer in Sports Business & Management in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Sport & Physical Activity as part of the Action for Refugees […]

  • Action for Refugees: News and views

    We’ve started this blog to act as a port of information for what has rapidly become a rather large group of staff and students committed to ‘Action for Refugees’. Check out the ‘about’ page to find out how ‘Action for Refugees’ began, look at the ‘volunteering’ page to see current opportunities to get involved in […]