Wednesday, August 01, 2018

10 Years of Equal Access and Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines!

Looking ahead to the next academic year for STAR’s Equal Access Campaign which is ten years old this year.

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STAR’s Equal Access campaign, launched in 2008, involves almost 60 university scholarships and bursaries which together administer funding worth £3.5 million to asylum seeking students in the UK. The campaign is ten years old this year and is stronger than ever in pushing for asylum seeker rights to education. A full list of scholarships can be accessed here .

The Equal Access campaign calls on universities to:
• Classify all those seeking asylum as home students for fee purposes
• Offer at least 10 scholarships to cover study and maintenance costs for people who have come to the UK seeking refugee protection
• Publicize their Equal Access polices to that potential students can easily apply

The campaign is getting ready for another successful academic year with more scholarship programs in the pipeline, a second national Equal Access conference, and continued support to all our scholarship partners in the HE sector.

As we reach the end of the academic year there are a few scholarships still open for applications before the beginning of the 2018/19 cycle:
Brunel (19th August) UG
Glasgow Caledonian (31st August) UG
Hull (3rd August) UG/PG
Northampton (open) UG (contact [email]nick.allen@northampton.ac.uk[/email] for more details)
University of London (1st September) PG
South Wales (10th August) PG

In other Equal Access news we are pleased to welcome Northampton and Brunel universities to the fold of equal access providers and are excited to see a recent statement from Cambridge University on its intention to provide scholarship support for refugees and displaced students in the near future looking forward to hearing more on this soon.

As ever your equal access queries can be answered by our dedicated Access to University coordinator Chris Smart, contact [email]equalaccess@star-network.org.uk[/email] to get in touch.

Posted by STAR team on 01/08/2018 at 01:47 PM