The University of Edinburgh has set up an advisory service to help people affected by the ongoing refugee crisis. The service is based within Edinburgh Global and can offer advice to prospective staff and students with refugee status.
The University is also putting a range of measures in place to support those affected, including English tuition, financial advice, counselling, and support with admissions.
The University has announced that it will offer a number of postgraduate scholarships for students from Syria to study one-year Master's degree programmes. Click here for information on the Edinburgh Syrian Postgraduate Scholarships.
Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) has set up a collection point for CalAid outside its offices in Potterrow.
Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Edinburgh is a new group at the University of Edinburgh. STAR seeks to connect students with opportunities to campaign, fund-raise, and volunteer on behalf of refugees.
The Global Justice Academy worked with colleagues and other Centres from across the University to host a series of response events to address the issues raised by the ongoing crisis. These three Rapid Response Roundtables have now taken place: click here to read more about the participants and issues discussed and debated on our blog.
In response to the current refugee crisis in Europe, Oxford University Press has made more than 30 book chapters, journal articles, and pieces of content from online resources freely accessible to assist those working with refugees on the ground, as well as anyone who would like to know more about the framework of rights and obligations concerning refugees.
The materials are structured around four key questions: who is a refugee, what rights do they have, what are transit states' obligations, and what are the duties of the state where a refugee applies for asylum. See: http://opil.ouplaw.com/page/refugee-law
This list is being revised and updated on an on-going basis. If you are hosting an event, have suggestions for panellists, or want to be involved in some other way, click here to email GJA Development Officer, Dr Harriet Cornell.