We are a national network of university staff, lecturers, academics and students. Together we are working to make Higher Education institutions places of safety, solidarity and empowerment for people seeking sanctuary.
Higher Education Institutions in the UK have a proud and radical tradition of supporting refugees and people in the asylum system. We are there to support the organisations who want to build on this tradition in today’s political and social context.
This network has been developed through a partnership between City of Sanctuary, Article 26, Student Action for Refugees and others. Our aim is to develop a culture and a practice of welcome within institutions, the wider community, and across the Higher Education sector in the UK.
A growing number of universities are now being recognised as Universities of Sanctuary.
For information on universities in Ireland, click here for information from our sister organisation, Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Refuaid are currently accepting applications for our Equal Access Loan Programme. They offer loans to support refugees in the UK with the costs of requalification;
Last month, Refugee Education UK (REUK) published their second report on the effect of COVID-19 on young refugees. They conducted qualitative consultations with 10 frontline
UC Davis Article 26 Backpack For many students seeking sanctuary, possession of educational and professional records is critical, and in the most recent mass displacement
Universities of Sanctuary stand in solidarity with all who are affected by the crisis in Afghanistan. We are deeply concerned about the lives of the
As the new academic year approaches, prospective students will be researching courses and seeking advice about studying at university or accessing the training they need