Once a year everyone involved in Article 26 meets at our annual conference. The initial purpose of the event was to ensure that all the students we work had the opportunity to meet and experience being with other students facing similar challenges. The event has grown and we now invite representatives from all the universities owrking with the project, universities interested in providing bursaries and all our supporters.
This year's conference is taking place on the 14th September 2016 from 9.30am to 4pm. It is being hosted by Newnham College, Univeristy of Cambridge.
The conference will look at the issue of securing and sustaining opportunities in higher education for forced migrants beyond the refugee crisis. Some of the key issues that will be addressed include:
- Home Office compliance for international students who fall outside the Tier 4 visa scheme
- Developing more inclusive eligibility criteria for forced migrant students wishing to access higher education
- Looking at progress on access to NHS and professional practice degree programmes
As always this important event will cater for all universities regardless of their background in providing bursaries for forced migrants - Everyone is welcome!
The conference costs £50.00 per delegate and includes refreshments and lunch. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to request a booking form
Watch our video of the Article 26 conference 2014, held in Birmingham at Newman University. This was filmed and produced by three of our very talented students, Farai, Aissata & Aliya.