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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Power of a Movement - students standing with refugees at STAR’s conference

Equal Access ambassador Abir King tells us about how the day unfolded at STAR’s student conference, The Power of a Movement.

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Posted by STAR team on 11/12/2019 at 01:55 PM

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UK universities pledge for refugee access on World Access to Higher Education Day

Education is life changing but worldwide only 3% of young refugees have access to higher education compared with 37% of young people globally. UK universities or organisations have joined together with institutions all over the world and have made a commitment to change this.

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Posted by STAR team on 26/11/2019 at 04:00 AM

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Power of a Movement: students standing with refugees - STAR’s student conference is back!

Learn about what’s going on currently in the UK and Europe, the reality of the UK asylum system from those that have experienced it, and how you can challenge hostile environment policies – as well as how to make your campus truly welcoming and accessible.

Book tickets here – can’t wait to see you there!

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Posted by STAR team on 11/11/2019 at 01:27 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019

25 years of STAR - You made it happen!

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It’s a big year at STAR. Blow up some balloons and get your dancing shoes on because it’s our 25th birthday!

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Posted by STAR team on 11/10/2019 at 01:08 PM

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Why STAR is supporting the Global Climate Strike

On Friday 20th September STAR will join the Global Climate Strike because of the impact climate change has for refugees. image

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Posted by STAR team on 18/09/2019 at 04:44 PM

Friday, August 30, 2019

Refugee scholars come together to improve Equal Access to Higher Education

STAR intern and student activist Maryam writes about STAR’s recent Equal Access review day and her work with STAR this summer.
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Posted by STAR team on 30/08/2019 at 01:04 PM

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