STAR national organizes training for student members throughout the year to help them run their STAR groups, promote refugees at university, volunteer for local projects and campaign effectively on a national and local level.

STAR hosts:

  • Local training customized for STAR groups at their universities, such as ‘Event Organisation and Fundraising’ and ‘Working with Refugee Children’.
  • National training events for STAR members nationally, including Committee Training and English Teaching Training.

Local Training

Please get in touch with STAR national if your STAR group wishes to organise training sessions. Local training can cover a variety of areas including:

  • Teaching English
  • How to lobby MPs and influence change
  • Working with refugee children
  • Event organisation and fundraising
  • ABC of asylum

STAR National Conference

The STAR National Conference takes place in November annually and is a fantastic opportunity for STAR members to learn about refugees, meet fellow student activists and gain practical skills in volunteering and raising awareness. You can learn more about what’s happened at previous STAR National Conferences.


Action Week Training

STAR’s annual Action Week is an opportunity for all STAR groups to unite together to transform the lives of refugees in the UK.

In February 2012, Action Week training took place in London and Leeds in the form of workshops titled ‘How to lobby your MP to end destitution’. The purpose of the training was to inform and equip students with the right knowledge so that they could independently influence change through lobbying.

You can pick up all of the information from the training session and useful insights on how to lobby your MP here

Committee Training 2014

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On 14th June 2014, STAR held its annual highly successful Committee training day, featuring constructive and fun packed talks and workshops held by guest speakers and STAR national members. Read up on the highlights of the day.

Committee training will be returning every year for all current and prospective members of your STAR groups committee. Stay in touch for details!