• New Arabic resources for the Primary classroom

    Action for Refugees is delighted to present the second booklet in a series produced by students, working in partnership to develop resources for the primary classroom.

  • Story: Tales from a Refugee Camp – Free showing @edgehill

    Thursday 14 November, 6pm Edge Hill Lecturer, Yiannis Koufonikos’ new film, ‘Story: Tales from a Refugee Camp’ is the exciting outcome of a collaborative project with Coventry University, bringing together residents of the camp and the local community to share their stories.

  • New play starring forced migrants @HOME Manchester

    PIZZA SHOP HEROES Four former unaccompanied child refugees from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Albania working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are. Having told their stories to social workers and courts as part of their asylum claims, they are now […]

  • Support for Syrian academics CARA

    THE has recently published on the state of Syrian universities and Syrian academics in exile. CARA, the charity set up in 1933 to support academics escaping Nazism, supports universities in the UK to host refugee academics. In the North West, major universities including Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope are members, enabling refugee academics to […]

  • New scholarship for refugees: humanities (English, History, Geography and more)

    Via The Refugee Support Network *The Schwab and Westheimer Trust is delighted to announce a new scholarship for students from asylum-seeking backgrounds. * This new scholarship, supported by the Marks Family Charitable Trust, is open to students embarking on a three year humanities degree programme at undergraduate level, or a postgraduate masters degree in humanities. […]

  • Blurring the boundaries of identity: Activities Day May 2019

    Jack Sugden writes: On the day that the UK went to the polls in the European elections, the Action for Refuges network (AFR), in partnership with West Lancs CVS, hosted an activities day to welcome old and new refugees resettled in the surrounding areas. A set of friendly football matches were played on the 11-a-side […]

  • Refugee Week 17-23 June 2019

    Refugee week 2019 is next week!  Check out the free resources to celebrate refugee week online via the website. The site includes a wide range of education resources including lesson plans and resources for primary and secondary classes. We’d love to hear what you’re doing for Refugee Week – share via Action for Refugees twitter […]

  • Congratulations to Global Unity

    The student society Global Unity have held another successful fundraiser on campus raising over £70 for charity. Cake/book sale in @EHU_FOE lots of good children’s books as well as academic books for your assignments!! All donations welcome! pic.twitter.com/FzxV6zdiCc — Sherish Khan (@Miss___Khan) May 22, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  • Scholarships – Westheimer Health

    The Refugee Support Network are currently accepting applications (until 27th May) for the ‘Westheimer Scholarship’, a funding opportunity for asylum seekers (up to aged 28) to pursue HE in health and social care, medicine, nursing or related professions. Funding is available for up to 3 people each year for fees and living costs. Full details […]

  • Get involved: sport on campus activities 23rd May

    On 23rd of May Edge Hill’s Action for Refugees network is running some welcome activities for those resettled in the local area. We will be running a friendly football competition with circus skills activities alongside.