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Leeds University Sanctuary Scholarships 2020

The University of Leeds has now launched its Sanctuary Scholarship for 2020 entry. The scholarship has undergone a number of process improvements this year, but is still worth the full cost of tuition and £10,000 a year living cost to any Undergraduate (not incl. foundation), Masters or PhD qualification.  Applications are done online and close at 9am on Monday […]

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Casting call: “Warm”

I’m a filmmaker from Leeds and I’m currently looking for refugees or asylum seekers who might be interested in being involved with a short film in April.  We are working with various charities and services across Leeds and Bradford to help us engage with communities. We are interested in meeting family units as well as […]

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Your organisation and coronavirus

NCVO have prepared a guide for orgs worried about coronavirus and “is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus. ” Click on the image below to access their excellent advice. And please, wash your hands afterwards.

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Asylum Matters – Policy update Feb 2020

Edited highlights of Asylum Matters’ most recent newsletter 1. Migrant Help Update on the AIRE Contract Migrant Help has issued a further update on the performance of its AIRE service – see attached. The letter notes that call answer times into the First Response Centre (FRC) have been at an average of under one minute […]

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Escape to Safety Exhibition

  Find out more here   Leeds Trinity University, in partnership with Leeds Development Education Centre, is proud to host Global Link’s Escape to Safety Exhibition, from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 October 2019, on campus. Students, staff, partners and friends of the University are invited to attend the interactive, multi-media installation that enables […]

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Transition to AASC and AIRE contracts in Yorkshire & Humberside – from Asylum Matters

On 8th August, Yorkshire & Humberside transitioned onto the new AIRE (advice, issue-reporting and eligibility) and AASC (accommodation & support) contracts, meaning the services delivered by Migrant Help and Mears respectively under these new contracts are now live in our region. AIRE This means that service users living in Yorkshire & Humberside should contact the […]

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Congratulations to Kidist!

A huge congratulations to Kidist, from RETAS Leeds on her award winning Masters’ research! 🎉 “First of all I would like to thank all for supporting me all the way. My journey from being an Asylum Seeker, Community Network member at MAP and MNC, continuing higher education at Leeds Beckett University has been an incredible […]

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