This London University Is Holding Open Days For Refugees

11/02/2016 14:08 | Updated 11 February 2016

A university in London is holding open days for refugees in order to provide information about legal aid, access to education, recognition of qualifications and career advice.

The free sessions form part of Queen Mary University London's Refugee Welcome programme, and aim to bring together organisations, lawyers and charities working with refugees.

The days, organised by the university's law school, will outline the resources available to refugees and will provide opportunities for questions and answers with relevant experts.

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QMUL's law department is holding open days for refugees

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of the Department of Law at QMUL said: “These are topics about which Queen Mary and our partners have considerable expertise and experience. Our message to those who are struggling to find answers is simple: come along, ask questions, and let us help you.”

The sessions are as follows:

Access to Legal Aid
Monday 15 February 2016, 3pm to 6pm
Lecture Theatre, Fogg Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

On Monday 15 February, law firms and advice centres will come to talk about the resources that are available to help refugees and asylum seekers transition to life in the UK.

Lunch will be served at 3pm. The session will begin at 4pm.

Access to Education
Tuesday 16 February 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Lecture Theatre, Maths Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This session will cover in particular qualifications for studying and earning a degree in the United Kingdom. It also deals with fees, scholarships and other opportunities available to students from all backgrounds. QMUL has initiatives to provide assistance and support for refugees and asylum seekers to gain access to higher education, as well as support for students who are new to London.

Lunch will be served at 1pm. The session will begin at 2pm

Recognition of Qualifications
Tuesday 16 February 2016, 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Maths Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
This session will deal with the qualifications necessary for various jobs in the United Kingdom. Speakers will address areas including engineering, medicine, law and education.

To register, email lawevents@qmul.ac.uk, or call +44 (0)20 7882 3947.

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