Many thanks to all who participated in the first annual University of Sanctuary national conference at York St John University on September 4th and contributed to its huge success.
Particular thanks go to all our speakers and facilitators for sharing insights into their experiences and work within the HE environment, who have kindly shared their presentations from the day.
Presentations from most speakers are now available using the links below (corresponding with the conference agenda). A full conference write-up is available here and at the bottom of this page you can see a short video. Many of the speakers have included their contact details on their presentations. For any other questions contact Ben Margolis.
Photos and audio from the conference will be added shortly.
Speaking from experience, Dr Ahmed Khaleel. University of York
The role of universities in building a culture of welcome in the UK, Dr Rebecca Murray (Keynote) University of Sheffield
Embedding practice: Engaging sanctuary seekers in the life of the Faculty of Health Studies,
Dr Mel Cooper & Diana Flores, University of Bradford Faculty of Health Studies
(Unable to present on the day, but Mel and Diana have generously shared what they had prepared)
University-community partnerships: The role of universities in creating a culture of welcome in the wider community
Contributions from: Isabelle Schafer and Agata Lambrechts
Breaking Barriers: Creating pathways into, through and beyond Higher Education for sanctuary students.
Contributions from: Leicester University and RefuAid
Universities of Sanctuary: Inspiration from the network
Contributions from: University of Hull, University of Winchester