Thursday, April 23, 2020

Museum Without a Home: STAR 2020

Award-winning exhibition Museum Without a Home completed another UK tour – this time throughout Scotland and the North-East of England – from January to February 2020. In collaboration with Oxfam and Amnesty International, STAR groups from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Manchester, and Sheffield hosted the exhibition at their universities.

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[Image description: this photo shows the exhibition Museum Without a Home that took place at the University of Birmingham. With a glass room as the background, an information placard about the exhibition was displayed on a stand and some exhibits were shown on two plinths.]

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Posted by STAR team on 23/04/2020 at 10:51 PM

Monday, April 20, 2020

STAR’s Action Week to Lift the Ban: Round Up

Every year, STAR groups come together to campaign on one issue where we can make a big impact. For Action Week this year (9 -15 March), 15 STAR groups campaigned for the right to work for people seeking asylum as part of the Lift the Ban campaign coalition in the UK.

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[Image description: A collage of photos consisting of Cardiff STAR students and learners from their conversation club holding up action cards that describe their dream jobs. Cardiff STAR hosts a weekly conversation club for people from refugee backgrounds.]

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Posted by STAR team on 20/04/2020 at 04:10 PM

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Equal Access is carrying on! And Changes to Humanitarian protection status access to university

Although shutdowns and cancellations are the norm right now we are happy to say we are still working hard (from home) to increase access to university for refugees and asylum seekers.

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Posted by STAR team on 09/04/2020 at 03:30 PM

Friday, April 03, 2020

STAR students get creative bringing people together online

STAR students haven’t let the current situation stop their incredible work. Northampton STAR held an online conversation club with young learners while Kent STAR organised a virtual cinema screening of a BAFTA award-winning documentary. Creativity carried on with Goldsmiths STAR preparing to launch the second issue of EKO magazine on an online platform to share stories from people with lived experience and volunteers while Glasgow STAR has been donating to support local refugee charities.

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Read on to find out more and what you can do.

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Posted by STAR team on 03/04/2020 at 12:45 PM

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Our response to COVID-19

Following the new recommendations from the UK government, it was with a heavy heart that we decided to cancel all face-to-face events, campaigns and volunteering projects to protect the health and well-being of all our members and the wider community. The STAR staff team are now working from home until further notice and can be contacted as usual.

However, the work of STAR is very much continuing! In a time of crisis it’s even more important that we all come together with a message of welcome and stand in solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum. Read on to find out more and what you can do to help.

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[This article was updated at 17:13 on 27th March 2020]

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Posted by STAR team on 18/03/2020 at 01:30 PM

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

STAR’s Action Week to Lift the Ban

This Action Week, STAR, as part of the Lift the Ban coalition, will campaign for the right to work for people seeking asylum in the UK. You can take action right now by signing the petition to lift the ban!
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“There were times I could not afford sanitary towels. I would walk into public toilets and steal toilet paper to use. How dehumanising is that?” Faith

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Posted by STAR team on 04/03/2020 at 10:38 AM

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Spotlight on STAR’s 25th birthday running team

This Sunday (1st March) STAR has a whole team of runners taking part in the Vitality Big Half to raise much needed funds for STAR! The event is part of our year-long celebration of turning 25, which is why the group has a combined fundraising target of £2500. At the time of writing they’re only £600 away from reaching it!

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Posted by STAR team on 25/02/2020 at 03:22 PM

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

STAR Groups Campaign for Families Together on Action Day 2020

On January 29th, STAR student groups across the UK participated in the Families Together Action Day 2020 by raising awareness for the Families Together campaign. Keep reading to find out what different groups got up to this Action Day!

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Posted by STAR team on 12/02/2020 at 12:47 PM

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The Families Together coalition handed in petition with 75,000 signatures and we were there!

Today, STAR, the Families Together campaign coalition, and students from Oaklands School handed in a 75,000 strong petition to the Home Office calling on the government to reunite refugee families.

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Can you find STARs in the picture?

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Posted by STAR team on 05/02/2020 at 02:55 PM

Friday, January 24, 2020

Scholarships open for applications on International Day of Education

On this International Day of Education STAR is calling for equal access to higher education for refugees and asylum seekers and highlighting scholarships available for applications for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. image

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Posted by STAR team on 24/01/2020 at 12:01 AM

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