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Behind the News: Asylum

16 November 2009 | 12pm - 1:00pm | Seminar

Room 11.14 Social Sciences Building

  • What is the experience of Asylum like?
  • How are resources allocated to asylum seekers?
  • What happens to asylum seekers in the UK?

Hannah Lewis will review the system and discuss what happens when people's claims are refused.

Olivier Nkunzima of RETAS (Refuge Education and Training Advisory Service), a refugee from Congo, will speak about 'the asylum experience'

Katrina Burton, project manager of 'Short Stop' (Leeds Asylum Seekers' Support network), will talk about 'homelessness and destitution among refugees in Leeds'

All students welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Location Details

Room 11.14 is located on the first floor (Level 11) of the Social Sciences Building.

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