Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Universities ranked on access for refugees & migrants for first time in People and Planet League

People & Planet’s annual University League table showcases initiatives taken by all universities across the UK to develop and improve their environmental and ethical performance. This year for the first time, universities have also been assessed on how they promote access to higher education for young migrants and refugees. STAR and Let us Learn worked with People & Planet to create new criteria – in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 stating that everyone should have access to “inclusive and equitable quality education” and “lifelong learning opportunities.


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Posted by STAR team on 16/07/2019 at 10:05 AM

Friday, June 14, 2019

STAR celebrates Refugee Week with some Simple Acts, lots of events and a big walk

It’s nearly Refugee Week! At STAR we’re looking forward to speaking at and visiting a fantastic range of arts, cultural and educational events. We’re also organising a walk as part of UNHCR’s #StepWithRefugees challenge to mark World Refugee Day.

Read on to find out what we’ve been up to – and what’s coming up next! image

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Posted by STAR team on 14/06/2019 at 04:44 PM

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

STARs of Volunteers’ Week

Our new STAR Volunteering Coordinator, Jida, has been touring the UK visiting STAR groups and checking out their volunteering projects.


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Posted by STAR team on 05/06/2019 at 10:06 AM

Friday, April 26, 2019

Scholarship Deadlines and Summer Courses for refugees and asylum seekers

Opportunities and information about courses, summer schools and scholarship application deadlines for people seeking refugee protection in the UK.

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Posted by STAR team on 26/04/2019 at 01:55 PM

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

New fee regulations in England will impact on access to uni for people with humanitarian protection

The Department for Education (England) has amended regulations about the fees status of people with Humanitarian Protection (HP). From 1 August 2019, new students who have been granted humanitarian protection status will no longer automatically be considered “home” students for fee purposes.

Posted by STAR team on 03/04/2019 at 03:57 PM

Friday, March 08, 2019

Celebrating STAR Women

It’s International Women’s Day and we are celebrating all of the amazing women who are making a difference as part of the STAR network. For this blog I spoke to two of our current student leaders who are making incredible contributions to creating a more welcoming environment to people seeking asylum and those that have received refugee protection in the UK.

Meet Maryam!


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Posted by STAR team on 08/03/2019 at 09:40 AM

Monday, February 25, 2019

Students campaign to reunite refugee families

This week is STAR’s campaign Action Week!

Restrictive Home Office rules are keeping families apart. We want to change this.

Watch our campaign video and share it with your MP today!

Posted by STAR team on 25/02/2019 at 10:35 AM

Friday, February 22, 2019

STAR Bristol welcomes refugees to learn about applying to University

The fantastic STAR Bristol held one of STAR’s first university information days earlier this week, welcoming refugees onto campus to explain about university applications, where to find funding and give a flavour of student life at Bristol.

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Posted by STAR team on 22/02/2019 at 03:46 PM

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Celebrating and developing access to university at the Equal Access Conference

STAR and the NUS were excited to bring together university staff, NGOs, scholarship recipients, experts by experience and student activists at our Equal Access Conference last month. image

Posted by STAR team on 07/02/2019 at 05:34 PM

Friday, December 21, 2018

Students welcome refugees with a touch of festive cheer

Students at 46 groups across the country are welcoming refugees this Christmas, rounding off a big year at STAR. Read on to find out how STAR students are adding festive flavour to their campaigning, volunteering and fundraising this year – all to say “Refugees Welcome Here!”


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Posted by STAR team on 21/12/2018 at 02:05 PM

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