Privacy notice

Please read our privacy notice which covers all our in-person and online events. Should you have any questions please contact 

Download the Pdf version here: GDPR notice UNESCO RILA 2020-2024

Privacy Notice for UNESCO RILA programme of events 2020-2024

Your Personal Data

The University of Glasgow will be what’s known as the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data processed in relation to events organised by the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts for the period 2020 - 2024. This privacy notice will explain how The University of Glasgow will process your personal data.

Why we need it

We are collecting your basic personal data such as name and email address in order to contact you in case of cancellation and in order to add you to our mailing list. We may record online events and use images from the event for marketing purposes, on our website, in our newsletter and on social media. If you wish to remain anonymous you can change or remove your name and switch off your camera and microphone for the duration of the event(s). We will only collect data that we need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

Legal basis for processing your data

We must have a legal basis for processing all personal data. In this instance, the legal basis is

  • Consent – there is a consent clause on the registration form on Eventbrite
  • All the personal data you submit is processed by staff at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

What we do with it and who we share it with

In addition,

  • For online events we use Zoom. They comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read their privacy statement
  • Participants come from all over the world and may take screen grabs of the event.
  • For registration to our events, we use Eventbrite. Their server is based in the United States, but they comply with the European Union’s GDPR. For more information, please see their privacy statement.
  • The meetings will be passcode protected and only registered participants will be able to join. After the first 10 minutes, the meeting will be locked. Participants have the right to change their name and switch off their camera, if they wish to remain anonymous throughout the events.

How long we keep it for

Your data will be retained by the University for the duration of the UNESCO Chair project, which runs until 31 December 2024. After this time, data will be securely deleted.

What your rights are*

You can request access to the information we process about you at any time. If at any point you believe that the information we process relating to you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and may in some instances request to have it restricted, corrected or, erased. You may also have the right to object to the processing of data and the right to data portability.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact the data protection office on

*Please note that the ability to exercise these rights will vary and depend on the legal basis on which the processing is being carried out. 


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Upcoming Events

For full details of each event and to register, please visit our Eventbrite page unless another specific registration link is given. For our past events, please click here.

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Our next events...

Event Details

31 August 2022

UNESCO RILA & School of Education Visiting Researcher Presentation
Understanding The Effectiveness Of Education Services For Syrian Young Adult Refugees In Quebec
31 August 2022, 3pm – 4pm | Room 432 St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow
Speaker: Arianne Maraj | McGill University, Canada
Drawing upon interviews with Syrian young adult refugees (YAR) enrolled in the adult education (AE) system in Quebec, and practitioners working closely with refugee-background students, Arianne will present participant perspectives on the question of the effectiveness of education services for young adult refugees in Quebec’s adult education system. This qualitative study embraces a narrative inquiry methodology wherein the data is thematically analysed. Arianne suggests that although AE has a social mandate, offering a second chance to mature students, this education system is founded on exclusion of the marginalized, such as refugees, who face cultural conflict and structural barriers, which impede their inclusion and academic success. Moreover, we note the need to better support practitioners through government funding and pedagogical training in refugee education. 
Her research utilises critical race theory (CRT) to address the systemic issues found in AE which create inequity, hinder inclusion, and influence the integration process of YAR. Policy makers in Quebec need to address the educational needs of YAR and the reality facing practitioners of AE schools so that these forced migrants, and others like them, can successfully participate in equitable and inclusive education in their resettlement contexts and ensure that AE resources are better used.
Biography | Arianne Maraj immigrated to Canada, from the Caribbean, as a child. Her academic background includes a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and World Religions (McMaster University), a M.A. in Administration and Policy Studies in Education, and a Diploma in Education as a certified teacher of French and World Religions from McGill University where she is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education. 

24-25 September


Rise & Shine Festival at the Scottish Crannog Centre
Kenmore PH15 2HY 
Come and join the team at the Scottish Crannog Centre this weekend, to meet members of the UNESCO RILA team, crafts masters, artists and musicians from across Scotland and Internationally, to celebrate sustainable craft and lifestyles, in order to make sustainable and resilient how we live today. We explore climate justice, the refugee crisis, and sustainable traditions, whilst bringing people together on the banks of the beautiful Loch Tay, to
reconnect, reflect and respond, in a quiet space of craft and music.
Book your tickets here or simply turn up and pay on the day: 
For the full programme, please scroll down and click on the button below.