The University of Warwick is one of a number of Universities of Sanctuary welcoming students seeking asylum, and offers up to four undergraduate scholarships for asylum seeker students not eligible for student loans, while the University of Nottingham offers £1,000 a year to refugees eligible for loans, in recognition of the extra challenges they face. … [Read more...] about Refugees lose friends, money, home – ‘only knowledge lasts’
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So, we want to participate in those stories, and that takes work — it's not easy. We don't expect people to accept our message automatically. I have to get out and make a case and that's why the hub exists. Journalists can ask us tough questions, or can say "Well I want to ask questions of a senior official, whether it's Africa Command or a State Department official, a USAID official to explain what you're doing in health and why its been successful, or explain what you're doing about the refugee crisis." I think we should explain that — if we're going to be credible, we have to be transparent. … [Read more...] about What is the US up to in Africa?
“The other thing you see is the alienating effect of great wealth,” Sarah adds. “I’ve had owners who have just recently come into their money. They buy a yacht and at the start of the season they are very friendly. They let the crew address them by their first names and crack jokes. Then they look at all the other boats and realise how things are done. They close up and become much more formal. By the end of the season they are eating hamburgers alone from a white tablecloth with candelabra, while everyone calls them ‘sir’. They get delusions of grandeur and I think it can be very lonely. You’ll sometimes be cruising along and the guests will be drinking champagne awkwardly on deck. On the shore you’ll see a few people drinking tinnies and fishing with their mates, and you think ‘who’s happier here?’” … [Read more...] about Sun, sea and silver service: what’s it like crewing on a superyacht?