Charities and Organisations
A26 is a charity which promotes access to Higher Education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK. They advise on bursaries and scholarships, and have written an incredibly informative and comprehensive document on access to H.E. for sanctuary seekers, entitled “Education for All”. You can access this here.
ANMM is a website which allows organisations that work with migrants, and researchers (that is students and academics) to connect with each other to ensure that the research that students and academics carry out about migration is useful and interesting to both these organisations and to migrants themselves. It is completely free to use.
Campus in Camps is based in Dheisheh refugee camp in Palestine, and runs joint workshops, learning events and projects. They connect young generations in the camp and other generations in the surrounding cities and universities, in order to break isolation surrounding refugee communities and to offer them a platform to engage in a positive and productive way with the rest of the world.
In partnership with universities and research institutes, trusts and foundations, learned societies and other like-minded organisations, as well as many academics and other concerned individuals, Cara offers persecuted and at-risk academics solidarity, support to reach a place where they can work in safety, and financial and practical help.
CLC is the UK’s leading children’s legal charity. Amongst many other things, they have the Migrant Children’s Project, to promote the rights of refugee and migrant children, young people and families and to ensure that they receive the protection and support they need.
GRAMN conduct research and qualitative evaluation on migration, refugees and the asylum process. As a network, they consult on migration-related policy in the UK and internationally. They bring together researchers and practitioners, NGOs and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.
The Jamiya Project provides relevant and accessible higher education for Syrian refugees by reconnecting them with Syrian academics, European universities and the latest education technology.
Kiron uses a combination of online and offline learning to provide accessible, sustainable, and cost-effective education for refugees worldwide, with the help of 22 partner universities, and with 4 different study tracks.
The Law Clinic offers pro bono advice on many issues. One of their main projects is the Refugee Family Reunion Project, which works to reunite refugees with their families where they have become separated due to persecution or conflict. They work in partnership with the British Red Cross on this project.
S&W provide grants and scholarships to refugees to help make Higher Education accessible.
The Silent University is a solidarity based knowledge exchange platform by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. It is led by a group of lecturers, consultants and research fellows, with each group contributing to the programme in different ways, which include course development, specific research on key themes as well as personal reflections on what it means to be a refugee and asylum seeker.
SOAS Detainee Support is a student-led initiative working in solidarity with people in and outside immigration detention centres. They aim to reduce isolation, offer practical support to people fighting for release, and campaign for an end to the use of detention.
STAR is made up of over 30 groups at universities across the UK, with all the groups are students’ union societies which are affiliated to the nationally coordinated charity. They welcome refugees to the UK by volunteering at local refugee projects, campaigning to improve the lives of refugees, educating people about refugees and asylum and fundraising to welcome refugees. They are currently one of the leaders in the campaign for Equal Access to Higher Education for refugees.
RSN helps young refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking to build more hopeful futures through education. For young refugees arriving in Europe, education is a priority, and RSN, amongst other things, help to mentor refugees and give advice to help people access Higher Education.
R2R work with groups across the UK supporting people to establish their right to remain with dignity, safety and humanity, and to challenge the injustice of the immigration and asylum system. They provide information and resources to groups and individuals on working to establish the right to remain and campaigning for migration justice, and deliver capacity-building training, workshops and meetings with grass-roots groups and networks. They can help university groups by delivering training on how to campaign, the complexities of the asylum system, and social media, and much more.