Health and Social Care Perspectives of Asylum, Refuge and Migration

Date and time
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 09.00 -
Friday, 6 December 2019 16.00

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

We warmly invite students and teachers to take part in an international week offered by our College of Health and Social Care. The purpose of the week is to explore issues of migration and refuge that are relevant to existing social and political situations within Europe.

With an increasingly urgent need to accommodate and assist refugee and asylum seekers arriving in the EU, this four day programme will equip students with the knowledge that will assist them as trainee health and social care professionals to work compassionately with those seeking asylum.

The programme will consist of classroom-based learning plus insight visits to organisations within Derby and Derbyshire that support refugees and asylum seekers.

The programme will bring together students from different European countries and in doing so will allow the opportunity to compare how different nations within a contemporary European context respond to migration, refuge and asylum.

Whilst there will be shared and common responses there will also be points of difference that will be shared and explored during the module. The module is designed to cater for students training to be health and social care practitioners with a primary focus on the physical, psychological and sociological perspectives of refuge and asylum. These perspectives will be placed within the particular political and historical contexts of contemporary European nation states.

Areas of focus:

As well as attention to theoretical discussions, the module will provide students with a chance to reflect upon their own experience of migration and their own value-based responses to issues of refuge and asylum. The module also includes ‘insight visits’ to local Derby-based organisations that work with refugees and asylum seekers, to see how those organisations work within context.

There is no fee for accepted students.

Further Information

To book your place, please speak with your programme link within your home institution in the first instance and then reserve a place via the bookings form below.

International students are advised to arrive on 2 December and depart evening of 6 December or on 7 December.

Accommodation links

University of Derby International Week Reservation

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