Thursday, July 06, 2017

Welcomed - ‘Whatever Their Nationality’

STAR (Student Action for Refugees) has welcomed as “very good news” a Government decision to expand the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme.


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Posted by STAR team on 06/07/2017 at 12:18 PM

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A celebration – UK universities helping asylum seekers and refugees

During Refugee Week (19th to 25th June) we are happy to celebrate and thank the many UK universities working hard to aid the integration of refugees and asylum seekers by increasing access to higher education in the UK.


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Posted by STAR team on 21/06/2017 at 11:03 AM

Friday, June 16, 2017

Refugee Week - Our Shared Future


STAR (Student Action for Refugees) is really excited about Refugee Week which takes place between 19th – 25th June under the heading Our Shared Future.

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Posted by STAR team on 16/06/2017 at 03:42 PM

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It’s Volunteers’ Week! Time to celebrate!

It’s Volunteers’ Week which means it’s the perfect time to tell you about some the amazing things our volunteering STARs have been getting up to across the UK!


Each week, during term time, hundreds of STAR members take time out of their busy study schedules to welcome refugees in their local communities by sharing skills and helping people to get settled in their new home. STAR groups volunteer with and run over 50 projects like English conversation clubs, homework clubs, sports clubs and refugee drop ins. Want to know more? Here’s what some of our great student volunteers have to say about their experiences…

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Posted by STAR team on 01/06/2017 at 10:01 AM

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Refugees Welcome?

A major new report from a group of MPs and Lords has found that some refugees in the UK face homelessness and destitution because of the way the system operates.


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Posted by STAR team on 26/04/2017 at 04:22 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017

We call for joined up government on child family reunion

STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and Amnesty have joined two government departments with colourful paper chains in an ongoing campaign to allow child refugees to be reunited with their families.


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Posted by STAR team on 31/03/2017 at 01:52 PM

Friday, March 24, 2017

Syrian refugees get access to higher education after STAR campaign

The government has announced that from this summer Syrians brought to the UK will be granted refugee status following a campaign initiated by STAR (Student Action for Refugees).image

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Posted by STAR team on 24/03/2017 at 01:07 PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Join us to hand in our national petition on child family reunion

On 30th March we will be handing in a 25 thousand strong petition to the Home Office and Department for Education in central London calling on the government to end the forced separation of child refugees from their closest relatives. We will also line the road between the two government departments with hundreds of giant paper chains – symbolising the importance of family to a child. Our Action Week in February saw hundreds of giant paper chains being made under the slogan of #ReuniteRefugeeFamilies image

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Posted by STAR team on 22/03/2017 at 04:43 PM

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Opening up uni for refugee and asylum seeking students: how to campaign for Equal Access

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) and the NUS International Students Campaign are pleased to launch the new Equal Access Campaign Toolkit aimed at ensuring asylum seeking students can join university as equals.image

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Posted by STAR team on 14/03/2017 at 02:59 PM

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

STAR is recruiting an Access to University Campaign & Advocacy Co-ordinator! Apply now!

Your chance to lead on a growing and dynamic campaign getting universities to open their doors to refugees and asylum seekers!

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Posted by STAR team on 08/03/2017 at 05:23 PM

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