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Culture and Wellbeing: Refugees

Guide to support events in the Library, College and the wider environment.
About Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Refugees are people who cannot return to their country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution, conflict, violence, or other circumstances that have seriously disturbed public order, and who, as a result, require international protection.
An asylum-seeker is someone whose request for sanctuary has yet to be processed.
Every year, around one million people seek asylum.

Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

The Library has many resources if you would like to find out more about Immigration and Asylum in the UK and across the world. 

Key Organisations

Key Documents

Teaching Resources


Non-fiction about refugees

Fiction about refugees

What is a Refugee?

Find out more!

Use Issues Online to find articles and news stories on Refugees and Asylum. 

Use LexisLibrary to find out about the legal side of Refugees and Asylum. 

Use Discover to find journal articles on social issues relating to Asylum and Refugees. 

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