Friday, March 16, 2018

MPs back STAR campaign to reunite refugee families in the UK!

Cheers and applause rang out in the House of Commons for refugees today (16th March 2018).

In rare scenes for a Friday – normally a quiet time in Parliament – the Refugee Family Reunion Bill was backed by MPs and now moves onto the next stage where it will be looked at in detail by a Committee.

STAR staff and students with Angus MacNeil MP

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Posted by STAR team on 16/03/2018 at 03:55 PM

Friday, February 09, 2018

Let’s Work Together – to Reunite Refugee Families.

What if you could make a massive difference to the lives of refugees and their families – you’d do it right?


That’s what our amazing STAR activists are doing up and down the country for our annual week of action from 16th to 23rd of February.

This year the focus is the Families Together Campaign – as this suggests it’s all about reuniting refugee families.

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Posted by STAR team on 09/02/2018 at 04:40 PM

Thursday, February 01, 2018

‘The opportunity to improve and thrive’ - for asylum seekers & refugees

So much is being done and there is so much more to do.

This seemed to be the takeaway from a special one day conference in London (31st January 2018) about improving access to higher education for asylum seekers and refuges.


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Posted by STAR team on 01/02/2018 at 03:29 PM

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Equal Access Conference - Bringing Down Barriers

For many students getting to university is enough to change their lives – even more so if you are an asylum seeker having fled your home country and sought protection in the UK.

Yet while refugees have the same status as everyone else living here, the position for asylum seekers and others is more complex.


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Posted by STAR team on 24/01/2018 at 04:06 PM

Friday, January 05, 2018

‘Welcoming Refugees as Friends’

On New Year’s Day STAR had a star turn on national radio.

Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 did a major feature on women who will be 18 years of age in 2018. They sought out interesting young women who are making their mark in society and asked STAR to help.

UWC Atlantic College in South Wales

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Posted by STAR team on 05/01/2018 at 04:25 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

‘One Foot In Front Of The Other’ – Raising Money For STAR

What is it that makes a middle aged man want to run a 100 kilometre ‘ultramarathon’?

Peter Ford – who’s 51 and in May will take on that challenge by running from London to Brighton – has a ready answer: a desire to help STAR “because of their work in supporting refugees settle in the UK.”


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Posted by STAR team on 20/12/2017 at 12:10 PM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wishing You A STARRY Christmas

And breathe….well almost. It’s been a hectic and hugely successful year for STAR and the run up to Christmas is no exception.


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Posted by STAR team on 14/12/2017 at 03:03 PM

Friday, December 01, 2017

A Fantastic Day - STAR Conference 2017

By Claudia Wyatt

I recently had the privilege of attending the annual STAR Conference for the second year.

With the thought provoking title – Refugees Welcome? How the UK Welcomes & Challenges Refugees – it was a packed day of fascinating talks and workshops on the refugee emergency.


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Posted by STAR team on 01/12/2017 at 12:08 PM

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Building a Generation

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) held its annual Conference on Saturday November 18th in central London the with the theme ‘Refugees Welcome?’


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Posted by STAR team on 30/11/2017 at 03:56 PM

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Smashing records all over the UK: STARs most successful freshers ever

By Amy Hughes, STAR’s Student Network Assistant

We have just seen the most successful STAR freshers’ period in the history of our network which goes back almost a quarter of a century.

With 42 STAR groups, we now have record numbers welcoming refugees across the UK.

Edinburgh STAR’s First Meeting

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Posted by STAR team on 09/11/2017 at 04:37 PM

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