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.
For information on universities in Ireland, click here for information from our sister organisation, Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Find the latest news and updates from the network here
Congratulations to the newest Universities of Sanctuary!
It has been wonderful to see the celebrations of Universities who have joined the network and those who have been re-appraised this month. Congratulations to
A Successful Sanctuary Open Day in London!
This month we were delighted to gather with over 20 London-based universities and charity organisations to give information about accessing university for people seeking sanctuary.
Guidance for universities on responding to the crisis in Ukraine
Student Action for Refugees, Universities of Sanctuary and Refugee Education UK have compiled guidance for universities on responding to the crisis in Ukraine. The document summarises a
Universities of Sanctuary support lifting the ban on right to work for people seeking asylum
Update on the Anti-Refugee Bill On Tuesday 22nd March, the Nationality and Borders Bill returned to the Commons from the Lords. Many of the most
New and Open Scholarships from Universities of Sanctuary!
Applications for different scholarships at Universities of Sanctuary are now open! Cardiff Met Sanctuary Award Scholarships 2022 Applicants with offers to study at Cardiff Met
Oxford University Sessions for Mathematicians Seeking Sanctuary
This World Maths Day, The University of Oxford share a new initiative for mathematicians with sanctuary seeking background. A group of mathematicians at Oxford University are