Resources for Local Campaigns re Support for Refugee & Asylum Seeker Students & Academics
This article in the Independent outlines the call by academics and Citizens UK for UK universities to do more to support refugees and asylum seekers by offering scholarships and bursaries as needed. This is linked to an open letter to Universities UK calling for a sector wide response to the situation.
In the last couple of days, both the University of Warwick and the University of York have announced packages of support for students and academics in such situations. This is very welcome news. Colleagues at the University of Brighton have also set up a petition to encourage their university to support this call.
We would be happy to list all the initiatives taken by universities on this page. Please email us at public firstname.lastname@example.org
For colleagues wanting more detailed information, we would strongly recommend that you contact any or all of the following organisations for guidance and support in terms of how best to develop any proposals locally.
The Refugee Support Network‘s Higher Education programme offers advice and support to young asylum seekers and refugees who are seeking to access university in the UK. For more information about RSN’s free helpline for young people and practitioners, its ‘Thinking Ahead to Higher Education’ Toolkit, its training package for university and voluntary sector staff, and other helpful links and resources, please visit this page.
Article 26 is a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. The main aim of Article 26 is to promote access to Higher Education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK.
CARA, the Council for At-Risk Academics, helps academics and scientists fleeing from discrimination, persecution, suffering and violence in some of the world’s most dangerous places.