Here’s why economic refugees deserve our protection too

The European refugee crisis is over. That’s the impression one could get from looking at the media landscape over the past few weeks – Trump, Brexit and Taylor Swift’s new album now dominate. But whilst it might not be the centre of attention anymore, there are still hundreds of refugees arriving in Europe every day. […]

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University of Brighton admits first refugee scholars

The University of Brighton has announced that the first of its Global Opportunities Scholarships have been awarded to two refugees, one from Syria and the other from Palestine.  The two scholars, who will begin studying in this academic year, will benefit from a tuition fee waiver, a comprehensive mentoring programme, and financial support of up […]

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Balliol initiates scholarship for refugees

Balliol is to initiate a scholarship for refugees starting a undergraduate degrees in 2017. The scholarship is open to any student with refugee status or an ongoing claim to asylum in the UK, Europe or elsewhere. The award will cover the full cost of tuition, college fees, one return flight from a primary residence outside of […]

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Paul Ostwald: The Journal of Interrupted Studies

Coffee seems to be Paul Ostwald’s preferred editorial tool when it comes to The Journal of Interrupted Studies, an Oxford-based academic journal that will publish the complete and incomplete scholarly works of academics whose work has been interrupted by forced migration. The idea for this new scholarly review was born over a cup (or more) […]

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Paul Dillane and the plight of LGBT refugees

In December, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a landmark report on the protection of LGBT refugees across the world. This was the first global report released by the UNHCR that has focused specifically on LGBT people and it illuminates the challenges LGBT refugees currently face not only in Europe, but across […]

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Red doors and wristbands; is our reaction to the influx of refugees something reminiscent of Nazi Germany?

There was public outcry last week when it came to light that residents at a privately run but government funded refugees home in Cardiff had to wear wristbands.  The purpose of these wristbands was to entitle them to their three free meals a day, however some compared them to the yellow stars Jews were forced […]

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A Picture of Apathy – a response to Paul Adams’ article ‘Migrant Crisis: Lesbos is a microcosm of Europe’s difficulties’

When I first read Adams’ piece I was confused; was I reading a news article about the tragedy that is the refugee crisis, or was I reading a romantic novel, or even a travel brochure? There’s some lovely prose about the sea spray and the sun’s rays, but upon finishing reading I could not recall […]

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