The conference will explore the changing face of the ethnic minority, refugee and migrant population in Salford and how their needs can be met more effectively.
Highlights of the day
You will also have the opportunity to discuss topics facing refugees and migrants with key speakers from various local charities and organisations.
9.00am–10.00am: Registration, refreshments and opening ceremony
10.00am–10.10am: Welcome by Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall
10.10am–10.20am: ‘Our Home Our Salford’….where it all began and the ripple effect
10.20am–10.50am: A personal testimony
10.25am–10.40am: Justin Nsengiyumva, Refugee Action: ‘Asylum System and Higher Education’
10.40am–10.50: Q&A session
10.55am–11.00am: A personal testimony
11.00am–11.10am: Wilson Nkurunziza, Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum and Vikas Sahni, Visible Outcomes: ‘Refugees, Migrants and Employment’
11.10am–11.20am: Q&A session
11.20am–11.40am: Comfort break and entertainment by Revive
11.40am–11.45am: A personal testimony
11.45am–12.00am: Peggy Mulongo, New Step for African Community (NESTAC): ‘Female Genital Mutilation – Silent Distress’
12.00am–12.10pm: Q&A session
12.10pm–12.15pm: A personal testimony
12.15pm–12.30pm: Sara Harris, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and British Heart Foundation
12.30pm–12.40pm: Q&A session
12.40pm–12.45pm: A personal testimony
12.45pm–1.00pm: Freedom From Torture
1.00pm–1.10pm: Q&A session
2.10pm–2.15pm: A personal testimony
2.15pm–2.30pm: Dr Rebecca Farrington, ‘Access to Health Services and Closure of Horizon Service’
2.30pm–2.40pm: Q&A session
2.40pm–2.50pm: Plenary and evaluation by Dr Steve Pugh, Gabi Hesk and Sue Turner from the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and Irfan Syed of the Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum
2.50pm–3.00pm: Farewell entertainment by Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum
Supporters of the conference include:
Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum, Europia, Greater Manchester BME Network, Refugee Action, Salford City Council, Salix Homes, Trafford Rape Crisis, British Heart Foundation, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, University and College Union (UCU), NESTAC, Lesbian Immigration Support Group, Revive, Visible Outcomes, Salford Sista’s Choir, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Freedom From Torture.
To book a free ticket, go to the Event Brite website.