UoG Refugee Support Society
Taking Action | Raising Awareness | Promoting Advocacy
Welcome to UoG Refugee Support Society. We are a community of likeminded students working together to take action and raise awareness for refugee and asylum seeker causes locally and elsewhere in the world. We will meet to share ideas and make change but are also looking forward to some exciting outings, socials and get-togethers.
We are working closely alongside Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees, a Cheltenham-based charity committed to supporting refugee families as they settle into life in the UK. We are planning some events together in the coming year to raise funds for projects and generate conversation in the local community.
We are also holding fundraisers to support work carried out by Salam LADC, a charity responding to the impacts of war in Lebanon. Money raised will go to support projects that provide sustainability and tools for local communities.
We are actively seeking volunteering opportunities with local groups for members to be a part of. We welcome any suggestions and are proud to support any individual looking to make a difference.
This year we are proud to present our 'Conversations' series, where we will be talking with researchers, field workers, activists and project leaders to discuss the work going on around the country to support refugee and asylum seeking communities. We will be presenting the series online and reaching out to the wider community to raise awareness of this important cause.
As a society, we want to create a space for people with shared values to come together to talk and listen to one another. We want to allow people to speak up, and for us to speak up collectively, about an issue that is really important. We would like to make a change and influence public policy and opinion by working hard to generate the conversation and make a difference together.
We will be hosting 'Chatty Café' every fortnight as a chance for us to get together, get to know each other and share thoughts on events or news.
President - Eleanor Hill (email@example.com)
Treasurer - Position Available - get in touch if you'd like to be part of this year's committee
Social Media Co-ordinatior - Position Available - get in touch if you'd like to be part of this year's committee