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Stay up to date with the latest University of Sanctuary events via the main Events page. Below are reports of previous events. 

2019 Conference

Academics, professional staff, students, sanctuary scholars and many others will gather to explore how Higher Education Institutions can do more to build a practice and a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

2020 conference

An ambitious two day programme of online workshops and webinars which covered a range of topics to appeal to staff, students and practitioners across the network. 

2021 Conference

An ambitious two week programme of online workshops and webinars which covered a range of topics to appeal to staff, students and practitioners across the network.

When universities welcome students seeking sanctuary

Birkbeck, Universities of Sanctuary, and STAR invite university staff to an event on Wednesday 15 September on the benefits of opening access to higher education to people seeking sanctuary practical ways of mobilising your institution’s senior management to commit resources and take action.

Scholarships Networking Event for Universities

A meeting organised by STAR and Universities of Sanctuary for university staff involved in administering scholarships for refugee and asylum-seeking students. An informal opportunity to connect with other institutions, ask questions, and share best practice.

Regional University of Sanctuary Networks

An opportunity for universities in a similar region, working towards similar goals, to meet and share information and best practice on a regular basis. There are currently two regional networks: Universities in London and Universities in North England & Yorkshire.