Students Staff

20 December 2019

Improving access to higher education for refugees.

Filed under: Campus news, Latest news, People pages — Communications, CER @ 3:22 pm

Professor Geoff Gilbert was in Geneva this week at the first Global Refugee Forum, where the pledge to improve access to higher education for refugees was officially announced.

Our University signed the pledge back in November, committing us to improving access to higher education for refugees. A full list of pledge signatories is online.

Speaking from Geneva, Professor Gilbert said: “Our pledge regarding support for our continued work in research, teaching and training on the international protection of refugees and other displaced persons, commitment to providing scholarships, and for support to the new Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network have all been gratefully received.”

This work forms part of our bid to gain University of Sanctuary accreditation, which builds on our commitment to promoting a culture and practice of welcome, safety and inclusion within our campus communities and in the wider world.

More information on our bid to be named a University of Sanctuary is on the Student Action for Refugees (STAR) website.

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