Once a year everyone involved in the Article 26 project meets at our annual conference.
2017 marks the 7th Annual Article 26 conference, an event which has under gone substantial growth. The first conference was held 2011. It took place in a church hall in Manchester and was attended by our first three stduents, Rachel Watters (HKF Trustee) and Rebecca Murray (Director).
This year's conference is taking place on 4th, 5th & 6th September at the University of Warwick, which is also is the 2017 conference sponsor!
Day 1: Student Day - supporting scholarship holders to maximise their experience of higher education. Gradate students will provide peer support. Staff from the University of Warwick will offer their expertise in relation to careers, employability & wellbeing.
Day 2: University Practitioners & Project Stakeholders - the focus in 2017 is on raising the visibility of and embedding opportuntiies for forced migrants within universities. Representatives from partners universiites and current scholars will lead delegates through a range of interactive sessions that will provide information and support future planning.
Day 3: Research Symposium - an additional day has been added this year, in order to faciliate academic debate and discussion in relation to forced migration and higher education. The response to a 'call for abstracts' has resulted in the symposium securing local, as well as international contributors.
As always this important event will cater for all delegates regardless of their background or experience in these issues - this is an inclusive event and everyone is welcome!
If you are a student, you need to be able to cover the cost of your attendance or speak to your university to sponsor you.
Registration and further details about the conference can be accessed via the University of Warwick website.
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.