Working with refugees is a family affair for EHU lecturer Alicia
Alicia Blanco-Bayo, tutor in Early Years Education at Edge Hill University will soon be spending 10 days in Jordan to support a community of refugees in collaboration with a charity called Collateral Repair Project.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Upcoming RefuAid AfR Seminar 20th March 2019
Action for Refugees are delighted to welcome Anna Jones, RefuAid co-founder, to campus to speak about the innovative work of this award-winning NGO. RefuAid was founded in 2015 in an effort to provide a practical response to forced migration for refugees and asylum-seekers living in the UK. Their primary focus is to provide solutions to […]
Getting to University: support
Did you apply for university when you were 18 or 19, or go back to study as an adult? You may remember the application process as challenging: trying to find out what might work best for you from many options, work out what you could afford, perhaps, and convince your chosen institution that they wanted […]
Further Education Transforms Lives: Awor’s Story
Professor Vicky Duckworth would like to share and celebrate Awor’s inspirational story – reflecting on the power of education to empower those whose voices can often be invisible or / and pathologised in the troubling dominant media discourse.