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.


[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!
“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.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lords vote to support Dubs amendment to safeguard family reunion for child refugees

The House of Lords have today (21 January) voted to restore legislation requiring the UK government to seek an agreement with the EU that will ensure child refugees can join family in the UK following Brexit.


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Posted by STAR team on 21/01/2020 at 04:31 PM

Friday, December 20, 2019

STAR Students Bring a Taste of Festive Spirit to Refugees

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from STAR!

Students across the country are welcoming refugees this Christmas as part of STAR’s 25th anniversary year. Read on to find out how STAR students in over 50 groups are adding festive flavour to their campaigning, volunteering and fundraising this year.


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Posted by STAR team on 20/12/2019 at 02:50 PM

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

STAR goes to the Global Refugee Forum

STAR has been invited by UNHCR to the Global Refugee Forum to submit the #15by30 pledge signed by UK universities and organisations stating their commitment to increasing access to Higher Education for people seeking refugee protection from 3% to 15% by 2030.

Maryam Taher, STAR’s Equal Access campaigner & Christopher Smart, STAR’s Access to University Coordinator reflecting on their time so far in Geneva representing STAR at the forum!

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Posted by STAR team on 17/12/2019 at 11:47 AM

Friday, December 13, 2019

A message from STAR to the re-elected Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister,

In your role, you have the opportunity to reform the hostile environment which is having a devastating impact on the lives of people seeking asylum and refugees in the UK.


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Posted by STAR team on 13/12/2019 at 01:24 PM

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