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Access to University Coordinator

Hours: 3 days per week
Salary: £30,000 per annum pro rata (£18,000 for 3 days per week) + 7% contributory pension. 1 year initial contract.

Do you want to ensure universities in the UK are truly open to refugees and asylum seeking students? You will lead STAR’s Equal Access work, building on the huge success to date. Working with refugees, universities and students you will deliver policy change at universities and within government. You will have experience in the HE sector or similar, knowledge of HE funding and asylum systems and be able to devise and deliver strategies for policy change.

Background and purpose of role

This post leads STAR’s Equal Access work. The Equal Access campaign is working to give refugees and asylum seekers equal access to higher education in the UK. We are working for national and local policy change. On the local level we want universities to:

  • Classify all those seeking asylum as home students for fee purposes
  • Offer at least 10 scholarships that cover study and maintenance costs for people who have come to the UK seeking refugee protection
  • Publicise their Equal Access policies so that potential students can easily apply

Equal Access was launched in 2008 and is part of a growing movement working towards similar goals. There is huge success to date including 58 universities with Equal Access.

How to apply:

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Please fill out both the STAR application form and the equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to Jonathan Waring at [email][/email] or STAR, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 26th March and interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 10th April