STAR Conversation Club is designed to teach refugees and asylum seekers English in a fun and informal way. We aim to improve their fluency, teach them life skills and help integrate them into the community.
The main role of the volunteers is to converse and work with the participants on the specified weekly topic. We would aslo need help to set up and clean up before and after each session.
Volunteering is flexible and volunteers are free to join as few or as many session as they want, as long as they have completed the safeguarding training.
Sessions are held during term time: every Wednesday (9:30-12:30) at the Muslim Resources Centre in Coventry and Thursday (15:30-17:30) at the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.
To join contact us:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WarwickSTAR/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5780932147/
Click here to sign up for our next sessions:
Wednesday Session (to be confirmed so please do not sign up!)
Thursday Session (15:30-18:30)
**You are required to take part in a training before being able to participate. Please email us for further information and we will arrange this for you.**
The Exec Team
Reem Doukmak (President)
Kasper Meidell (Secretary)
Nathalie Pollack (Treasurer)
Georgia Hughes and Victor Beaume (Volunteer Officers)
Ellie Brady (Campaigns Officer)
Rana Younis and Alexandra Salib (Conversation Club Coordinators)
Mayuko Takada (Photographer)
Check out our blog for pictures and summaries!
Learn About Us!
Recent Warwick STAR Events
Warwick STAR Equal Access to Education Event (17/2/17)
On Friday 17th of February, Warwick STAR launched their Equal Access Campaign with an event that encourages us to try and find solutions to some of these issues newly arrived people face in the UK. We had a host of speakers, as well as engaging group discussion on the issue.
STAR National’s Equal Access campaign seeks to redress the balance, by calling on universities to classify all those seeking asylum as home students for fee purposes and for them to publicise their Equal Access policies so that potential students can apply more easily.
Warwick STAR Reaching Aleppo (1/12/16)
Last Thursday 1st of December, Warwick STAR held one of its big events: ‘Are We Saving the Children?’ Fundraiser, Film Screening and Panel. It was the first event of its kind this year which brings together local and global actors to help draw attention to a key factor behind the refugee crisis and most importantly to reach Aleppo with urgent humanitarian support.
We organised a Big Event in Week 3 where we fundraised nearly £250 for the Destitution Fund started by the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.
The event was attended by around 80 people from both the University and beyond. In addition, the money was raised from donation buckets and the proceeds of a £2 three-course buffet, with over 20 volunteers contributing with home-made dishes. We also had a speaker from STAR national and an introduction by our President, Reem Doukmak.
Warwick STAR Equal Access Campaign
Warwick STAR Equal Access to Education campaign calls for giving refugees and asylum seekers an equal opportunity to access higher education degrees and facilities which are likely to support them to re-build their lives in the UK. For this purpose, we are keen to raise awareness at university and local community through our events and social media.
Click here to read the report of Equal Access Campaign.