Refugee Speakers

Want to know what it’s like to be a refugee? To hear first-hand why someone flees their country, and why they seek asylum?

The Refugee Speaker Programme gives you the opportunity to hear first hand from refugees and asylum seekers why they are here, and how they have been helped – or hindered – in their search for sanctuary. Learn about how the Scottish Refugee Council helps and supports asylum seekers and refugees.Find out how we help refugees in Scotland

Speakers are available to visit your school, club or organisation. They can tell you first hand:

  • What it means to be an asylum seeker – why they had to flee their country and what it is like going through the asylum process
  • If they have refugee status, they will explain what this means and identify some of the barriers they still face
  • About the work of the Scottish Refugee Council, and how you can get involved.


Email us or phone Kirsty White on 0141 223 7921 to discuss your event and find out how we may be able to help.

Become a Refugee Speaker

Are you an asylum seeker or refugee who is passionate about sharing your story with others? Make your voice heard – become a Refugee Speaker

Alex - one of our talented speakers.As a speaker you’ll help raise awareness about asylum, challenge misconceptions about refugees and improve people’s understanding. You’ll also provide a first-hand perspective of the issues that refugees face. 

Do I need previous experience?

Previous experience is welcomed but not needed because training in public speaking and presentation skills is provided.

We’ll help you to develop your skills and support you to share your story in public settings like schools and community groups. All talks will take place in a welcoming and safe environment.


Email us or phone Kirsty White on 0141 223 7921 to find out more and learn how you can get involved.