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University of Warwick re-awarded as a University of Sanctuary

The University of Warwick is continuing to be a University of Sanctuary

Warwick has been re-accredited as a University of Sanctuary for its continued efforts to foster a place of welcome for people with sanctuary-seeking backgrounds at the University and in the community.

The University achieved its vision of continuing to be a University of Sanctuary by having structures, provisions, and activities for people seeking protection to feel welcome, understood, and included.

Since their award in 2017, the University has made their International Foundation Programme available to Sanctuary students, in addition to the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships offered to overcome the many barriers forced migrant students have to face when accessing or wanting to continue their higher education.

The re-appraisal team was impressed with the range of training, teaching, and research around forced migration which was embedded in many curriculums and study programmes.

The range of activities organised by the student body at Warwick was noteworthy, with many students campaigning, fundraising, and raising awareness of issues affecting forced migrants.

Sanctuary students enriched the University with their knowledge, skills, and experiences by participating in various research areas, and the University’s link with the local community including the Coventry City of Sanctuary group facilitated collaboration on this vision.

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