copy-of-n753540222_2412508_1056Universities, students and staff, have started to think about how they can make their place of education more accessible and welcoming to asylum seekers and refugees, looking at bursaries, fee waivers, access to facilities and clubs, language tandem projects, accommodation and so much more.

Take a look at our Universities of Sanctuary handbook , which shows examples of amazing work being done by institutions already, as well as ideas for what could be done and more advice for anyone looking to create a UoS. This includes sections for students, lecturers and staff, departments, senior management and student unions. 0001

We also have a section of resources, with helpful information for anyone hoping to create a culture of welcome at their university, or for anyone who is unsure about how their immigration status affects their application to Higher Education, or doesn’t know where to find help. We include the work of lots of different charities and organisations, and hope that you can find everything you need. If you know of any gaps in our resources and/ or list of helpful organisations, please do get in touch.

Visit the ‘Get Involved’ page for more information or to register your University.

Please do let us know if anything on our site, or in the resource pack needs updating, or adding to. It is a work in progress, and we are always looking for suggestions and to be informed about new and exciting progress!


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