• Reflecting realities, preparing new professionals

    Karen Morris writes In schools and other settings, our graduates play a significant role in the lives of pupils and encounter personal, ethical and moral dilemmas which are often unconnected with the taught curriculum. They need to be able to draw on a teaching philosophy that is distinctive and personally informed but reflects ethical values […]

  • RefuAid seminar results in action for refugees

    Delegates to the RefuAid seminar held at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk campus on 20 March were enthralled by the presentations, not least by the moving testimony given by former client Naima, who told us about her former life in Libya and the role played by RefuAid in turning her life around. RefuAid co-founder, Anna Jones, […]

  • Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers

    Learn how to teach and support young people across the globe affected by violence, conflict or displacement. This free, online course developed by the British Council is designed to help teachers support students who are dealing with trauma. Experienced teachers talk about the challenges, what they have learnt and the strategies they have used when […]

  • “Muses” – A 4Wings Creative project. Thursday 21 March. All welcome

    You are warmly invited to the launch of “Muses”. This event is the culmination of an arts project run at 4Wings by asylum seekers and refugees in Liverpool. All the details you need are in the flyer.

  • Community links: supporting refugees in West Lancs

    Lawrence Smye Rumsby works as a caseworker supporting refugees in Skelmersdale. Formerly a primary headteacher, he is officially ‘retired’!  Lawrence also plays a key part in ‘Skem International’, a voluntary group formed of members of the community including refugees. Action for Refugees’ links with local groups ensure we are in touch with refugees placed in […]

  • Women’s Day 2019: Debate, educate and dance

    Women refugees can be especially vulnerable. Marking Women’s Day, fundraising, education and dance events are taking place to support work for displaced women.  Today, UN High Commission for Refugees are fundraising to support more projects like the ‘Women’s Committee of the Future’. Based in Turkey, where over 3 million Syrian refugees were living in 2016, the Urban Refugee […]

  • Manchester Event: ‘Offering linguistic hospitality’ an Arabic language workshop

    Organised by the University of Glasgow and the Islamic University of Gaza (Palestine), a workshop in Manchester, 8th March 2019, 2pm – 4pm at the Friends Meeting House. This workshop will discuss the importance of giving a space to the languages of people seeking asylum and/or people who have refugee status. Showing respect and appreciation […]

  • Supporting students to access HE

    On Friday I attended a training session held by the Refugee Support Network. Based in London, this small charity undertakes research and direct support for students from a refugee background looking to access education. They have recently expanded their team, so are now looking to expand their work.