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ReConnect: World Refugee Week

19 June 2023, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Student carrying books. Image: Element5 Digital via Unsplash

Join this event to recognise the work of ReConnect in supporting refugees' access to Higher Education in partnership with IOE.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Aine McAllister

Location

Jeffrey Hall
UCL IOE
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL

Learn more about the partnership between IOE and ReConnect as they work together to prepare refugees and asylum seekers for re-accessing Higher Education.

The event will raise awareness of the barriers experienced by refugees and asylum seekers and recognise the achievement of ReConnect participants past and present.

Agenda

  • Official opening - Professor Li Wei, Director of IOE
  • Developing engagement pathways to reduce barriers to access to Higher Education for refugees and asylum seekers - Aine McAllister, IOE
  • The work of ReConnect in supporting refugees into Higher Education and teaching - Theodros Abraham, Director/ Founder of ReConnect
  • Keynote - Professor Brad Blitz, IOE
  • Presentions from students and alumni of the programme and teachers with a refugee background
  • Review of the Impact Survey Report of the 59 refugees supported by ReConnect in partnership with Birkbeck University and IOE - Zhen Yang
  • Poetry presentation - Collaborative Authoethnographic Poetic Inquiry and the ReConnect Participants

This in-person event will be particularly useful for researcheres, university policy makers, activists, refugee charities and NGOs.


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