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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 reclaiming them.Continue reading
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 teach and research in safety.
CARA are also supporting refugee Syrian academics to conduct research in collaboration with UK universities: Continue reading
*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. Only candidates with proven excellent academic record/achievement will be considered.
The scholarship will cover ‘home’ tuition fees (up to £9,500 per year).
Applicants will need to demonstrate that they can cover their living costs whilst at university. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have an asylum-seeking background and people who are not eligible for student finance will be prioritised.
Applications will open on 15th June 2019, and the deadline for applications is midnight on 9th July 2019. Interviews for successful candidates will be held in July 2019, in London.
You can apply online here.
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 pitch while off field visiting Phd student Matilda Lindburg from Malmo, Sweden, ran a circus skills workshop for those less inclined to 11-a-side.
— ActionforRefugeesEHU (@AFRatEHU) 23 May 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 or if you’re an FoE student via @EHU_FOE
The student society Global Unity have held another successful fundraiser on campus raising over £70 for charity.
— Sherish Khan (@Miss___Khan) May 22, 2019
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 are available on the Refugee Support Network site.
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.