Seeking Sanctuary – Refugees and Migrants Welcome at QMUL


Thursday 23rd February


Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre.




A chance for students, staff and the local community to

– learn about experiences of refugees and migrants coming to East London through films, memoir and music

– explore what QMUL is doing, and could do, to support refugees and how to get involved

6pm:  Films from QMUL’s Child Migrant Stories project:

  1. i) Passing Tides – story of Linh Vu who escaped Vietnam by boat followed by a reading from her father’s biography, A Catholic with Confucian Tendencies
  2. ii) Ugwumpiti – story of Maurice Nwokeji who survived the Biafran civil war before joining his parents in East London

7pm:  QMUL’s support for refugees today

Panel discussion including:

Emma Williams, Chief Executive of STAR (Student Action for Refugees) on University of Sanctuary initiatives and other work of STAR

Lizzy Pollard, Advice and Counselling Student Services, QMUL on financial support for asylum seeker and refugee students

The discussion will be followed by a reception and music by One Jah featuring music of Maurice Nwokeji inspired by his childhood in Biafra.

To attend please book a place  please click here.


This event is also supported by CritiQues ‘Home for Refugee Children’ initiative and HSSCF ‘Child Migrants Welcome’ initiative

The films on were funded by the Centre for Public Engagement




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