Reconnect with Research course participant Dr Nouri Baker has been honoured for his work supporting refugees
in Manchester. Dr Baker, who worked as a University lecturer in Iraq, fled his homeland in 2006. With the help of the Red Cross and the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics Dr Baker and his family were granted refugee status, and came to the UK. Since his arrival her has worked to support others who are fleeing persecution. Dr Baker was given the 'Leading Light' award from Guinness Northern Counties, in November 2013.