New Kent Refuge Fund – lunchtime launch event for staff

The new Kent Refuge Fund demonstrates the University’s commitment to expanding its support for potential international students and academics at risk of persecution.

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow and Dr Anthony Manning are hosting the Fund’s launch event on Tuesday 23 February at 12.30 in Darwin Conference Suite. Dr Elizabeth Schächter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Literature, will give a talk on her parents’ experiences of fleeing Vienna and seeking refuge in London during the Second World War as academics.

The Kent Refuge Fund will build on the existing support the University provides for the Helena Kennedy Foundation ‘Article 26 Project’ and the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA). The Fund will provide financial assistance to students and academics seeking refuge in the UK. Instability and insecurity, particularly in the Middle East, is causing unprecedented numbers of people to flee their countries of origin.

You are invited to join us at the event on Tuesday 23 February where you will be given the opportunity to learn more about CARA, the Helena Kennedy Foundation ‘Article 26 Project’ and how you can get involved.

Tuesday 23 February 2016
12.30-​14.00 (presentation at 13.00)
Darwin Conference Suite, Canterbury Campus
Refreshments provided – in order for us to cater correctly we ask that you register your attendance online.

We will be hosting a similar event in Medway in due course.