|University of Sanctuary Network Meeting: North of England & Yorkshire
On 13 September we are holding a launch meeting for a network of universities in the North of England and Yorkshire that want to make their university more welcoming for students seeking sanctuary, collaborate and share best practice in higher education. Register your place now.
City of Sanctuary network: Funding and Operational Update
We encourage all City of Sanctuary regional groups to attend this meeting with City of Sanctuary UK management team. Held on 14 September, this informal meeting is to discuss important funding and operation updates. Register your place now.
An introduction to City of Sanctuary
Join us on 26 September for this introduction to the City of Sanctuary networks. This session is perfect for groups, organisations or individuals new to the networks who wants to know more and get involved. This session is also perfect for new team members in existing groups or awarded organisations who need to get up to speed. Register now.
An Introduction to Colleges of Sanctuary
On 3 October we will give an overview of the Further Education College of Sanctuary Stream, outlining the process, criteria and drawing on examples from recently awarded colleges. All FE colleges which are interested in going through the process in the new academic year are encouraged to attend. Register now.
An Introduction to Schools of Sanctuary
Join us on 11 October for an overview of the Schools of Sanctuary award, outlining the process, criteria and drawing on examples from recently awarded schools. A perfect starting point for schools, nurseries and sixth forms that are interested in going through the process in the new academic year. Register now.
Wanted: Insights into private rental market for people from migrant community background
Migrants Organise and Generation Rent are seeking the views of private renters from migrant community backgrounds. They want to hear about the challenges you face, in temporary accommodation and in private renting. Learn more and give insights here.
A psychological toolkit for children affected by displacement
Bear Us in Mind has been created to support and provide psychological tools for children who may be experiencing trauma or grief, especially due to displacement and/or bereavement. Find it here.
Six steps to improve access to UK higher education for displaced students
People who have fled war and persecution often face barriers to continuing their studies in the UK. Here are six ways universities can help to improve access.
Conversation Over Borders: English tutor volunteer callout
Apply to volunteer to tutor English to people in the asylum system. You do not need to be a trained teacher to apply, they provide teaching support and resources for volunteers. Find oiut more and apply here.
The Book of Refugees: Callout for stories
The book of refugees is a multilingual record of memories, dreams and aspirations of refugees in the UK compiled by the University of York. The project leaders are calling for contributions from refugees anywhere in the UK. Contributions may be named or remain anonymous. Find out more here.
Maternity services in the UK: your rights and entitlements
Refugee Women Connect have put together a handy video explaining how people in the asylum system can better navigate UK maternity services. Watch it here.
New IRC Programming
Apply to join one of the five free brand-new programmes International Rescue Committee is offering to refugees living in South East England. Participating in the programmes is free. They are currently offering 5 programmes; Cultural Orientation, Peer mentorship, Community interpreter, Leadership groups and job readiness training. Apply here.
Free safeguarding training for hosts
Taye Training are offering free and accessible safeguarding support to hosts, families and guests involved in the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Find the online course here.
End Hotel Detention Rally: Glasgow
Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment invite all to their End Hotel Detention Solidarity Cycle from Glasgow to Greenock on the 10 September, leaving the Kinning Park Complex at 8:30. Find out more here.