Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media at Swansea University Singleton Campus

Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media – see video at Cherish-De’s Learning Through Stories page

Guest Lecture – Monday 27th February 2017 – 16:00-17:00

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building – Singleton Campus SA2 8PP

Prof. Alka Hingorani & Sanket Pethkar (IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India) will talk about their Learn English Through Stories (LETS) project

 

Design Workshop – Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 10:00-16:00

Venue To Be Decided soon (on Singleton campus)

Brainstorming collaborations, prototypes, and ideas for extending the Learn English Through Stories project.

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

For more information  please contact Thomas Reitmaier – Thomas.Reitmaier@Swansea.ac.uk

Job Opportunity: Accommodation Development Worker with SBASSG

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“Share Tawe Accommodation Development Worker.

  • 21 hours a week
  • 2 year post, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Based in Swansea
  • Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and develop our work with destitute asylum seekers. S/he will:

  • Coordinate Share Tawe – a successful scheme which links asylum seekers who have been made destitute, with local volunteer households willing to offer accommodation.
  • Pilot and evaluate a “shared house” project for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Help people move on from destitution

The successful candidate will be:

  • A clear and sensitive communicator
  • A person of sound judgement and able to prioritise
  • Highly organised and with good written English and IT skills.

Ideally they will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum.

However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Interview date: 1st March 2017

Closing date for applications. Friday 10th February 9.00am

Candidates must email their completed applications in word format (not in pdf or any other format) to alantswansea@gmail.com to reach this address by Friday Feb 10th 9.00am.

If you have any practical difficulties in filling out this form, please email marilynmilesthomas@gmail.com  As SBASSG is a small volunteer led organisation we are not able to deal with general enquiries prior to interview.

Download the Application Pack for Accommodation Development Worker and email completed application forms to  alantswansea@gmail.com by Friday Feb 10th 9:00am.”

Original post by Eleri here: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/01/26/job-opportunity-accommodation-development-worker-with-sbassg

Free English Classes in Swansea University: February-April 2017

“ELTS offers free English Language Classes to any non-native speaker of English in the local area at Pre-intermediate level or above via our Teacher Training programme.

There does not need to be any connection to the University. Please circulate these details freely to likely participants and within your own networks.

Here are the details:

  • Wednesday 1st February – Friday 7th April 2017
    • Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 1300 – 1500
    • Keir Hardie Room 250 Upper Intermediate
    • Keir Hardie Room 130 Intermediate (not Thursdays)
    • Keir Hardie Room 230 Pre-Intermediate
  • We will hold drop-in registration sessions for new students as follows. These will be in:
  • ELTS’ foyer, floor 3 Margam Building, Singleton Campus:
    • 1200-1500 Tuesday 24th January
    • 1200-1500 Wednesday 25th January
    • 1200-1500 Thursday 26th January

Students with additional queries should contact:

p.l.neville@swansea.ac.uk

While we try to accommodate all who wish to attend, pre-registered students will have priority if numbers reach our class limits.

We regret we are not able to reimburse travel expenses.”

Swansea Charity Fundraiser Concert for Unity in Diversity – 26th March at 8pm

Charity fundraiser concert for Unity in Diversity

Saturday March 26th: 8pm @ the Garage, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0NP

A truly epic line up!!

-> The Sporadics
-> Junior Bill
-> The Chalk Outlines
-> The Low Blows
-> DJ Neil

Tickets £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door

Tickets available from Derrick’s Records Online or from the Garage itself.

FREE FOR UID COMMUNITY MEMBERS 🙂

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Hearing the Unheard: Swansea City of Sanctuary (SA1 5JQ) Friday, 25th September 2015 from 09:30-16:00

Swansea City of Sanctuary is hosting a thematic workshop on September 25th with a focus on using art, drama, creative writing, and digital voice as a way of capturing and representing voices and stories from Asylum Seekers and Refugees that are not often heard. This will be followed by activities in the afternoon that highlight the importance of supporting and sharing ideas about how organisations and individuals could take action to welcome and support Asylum Seekers and Refugees. This will include workshops and presentations on what barriers there are to participation, how to include Asylum Seeker and Refugee voices in your organisation as well as what organisations have done that could be replicated as examples of best practice.

This workshop is designed for organisations that do not have much experience in supporting and working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees but would like to gain more knowledge about some of the barriers that are faced by people seeking sanctuary. Additionally it is aimed at organisations that are looking for new and interesting ways of representing and including Refugee and Asylum Seeker voices within organisations.

Some of our supporters who will be contributing to the day include the West Yorkshire Playhouse, African Community Centre, Oasis, Hafan Books and the Uk’s first Shop of Sanctuary Oxfam Castle Street.

In the evening there is a play called 9 Lives by the West Yorkshire Playhouse in the Taliesin at 7.30pm, it would be an excellent way of concluding the workshop. Here is a blurb about the play:

‘Fleeing from his home in Zimbabwe where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK. Dispersed to Leeds, Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers. Strangers who don’t trust him and don’t want him there. But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?’

To find out more and to book tickets please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearing-the-unheard-tickets-18308165215

If you have any queries, please contact Richenda by email – richenda@dpia.org.uk