5 Great Initiatives Supporting Refugee Integration in the UK

Refugee Intergration

Reading Time: 3 minutes     by Katie McAdam, Sona Circle Settling into a new country can be very daunting for many refugees. Language barriers, new cultures and lack of social connections make integration a difficult process. Integration is vital not only for improving local community relationships but also for reducing the problem of social isolation among refugees. Those […]

Refugees Impact on the Tech Industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes   by Katie McAdam, Sona Circle In the 21st century, technology is present in all facets of our lives. The tech industry has become one of the most lucrative sectors in our economy and is home to some of the world’s most successful firms. From Silicon Valley to bedroom studios, refugees have and continue to […]

Are Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Allowed to Work in the UK?

Reading Time: 3 minutes     by Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ are often confused by many people and have incorrectly been used interchangeably. Though to many people, these terms may seem like they mean the same thing, there are important distinctions between refugees and asylum seekers which have implications for their legal right […]

7 Tips to Creating Refugee-Friendly Recruitment Practises

Reading Time: 3 minutes     By Zoe Allen, Sona Circle A diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any business. If you have read our previous blog post on the key benefits of hiring refugees, and are now ready to integrate refugees into your workplace, congratulations on making a great business (and humanitarian) decision! Here are our […]

5 Key Benefits to Hiring Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutes     By Zoe Allen, Sona Circle Hiring refugees in your small business or start-up has a whole host of benefits that simply don’t get enough attention. Without a wide range of skills and talent, a business runs the risk of stagnating. Hiring refugee interns to access a highly motivated and diverse talent pipeline is […]

ABC News

Reading Time: 3 minutes   For highly skilled refugees, an opportunity to translate language skills into work by Davi Merchan, ABC News LONDON — Ahmed fled Syria knowing he might never return. He understood he would have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, to the life he had worked so hard to build. But he never thought […]

House of Humanity Refugee Centre in Lesbos Pt 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute     Sandy is a 30-year-old refugee from Nepal who currently lives on the Island of Lesbos in Greece. She previously worked as a marketing manager in Nepal before switching to a career in Nursing to look after her grandmother when she fell ill. Hear Sandy’s story about her life prior to becoming displaced.

Khora Community Centre, Athens

Reading Time: < 1 minute     A quick look at one of the Centres for Refugees in Athens, Rami (interviewee) shares some critical insights into the real life of Refugees, as well as touching upon the Social media channels the community uses.

Aston Business School

Reading Time: 2 minutes MBA launches app to empower refugees An MBA student at Aston Business School has launched a smartphone app which could help millions of refugees get back into work and resume normal life. Onaseye Onabolu has transformed his team’s Hult Prize concept into a real business, launching his co-founded company SONA Circle, an app that has […]