November 24th 2021 – 26th January 2022
Gradation ceremony held at Birkbeck University, London
Over eleven weeks, this online course saw fifteen people from a sanctuary seeking background learn about the UK political system, how to engage with the media, develop effective campaigning skills and foster the confidence and know-how to speak out about the issues they are most passionate about.
Presenters of this programme included Rachael Dodgson, Parliamentary Outreach; Andrea Vukovic, Asylum Matters; Sian; Jonathan Ellis; IMIX, Julia Rampen; Lara Goodwin, Micro Rainbow; Jennifer Nadal, Compassion in Politics; and Yusuf Cifti, Doctors of the World.
The course participants completed final projects with the assistance of 1-1 mentoring from experts within the field. Final projects ranged from raising awareness of modern day slavery within African churches to campaigning for wider availability of halal meat in rural areas.