Tag : asylum seekers

Sanctuary Scholarships Set to Launch

5 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds was recently pleased to announce that it will be offering Sanctuary Scholarships for forced migrants to the UK, in an effort to make a university education more accessible for asylum seekers and refugees. The scholarship, which applies to eligible students intending to complete an undergraduate, postgraduate or … Read More

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeking: An Unrecognised Struggle

12 months ago / 0 comments

The rights afforded to us as citizens in one of the leading countries in the Western world, the UK, are often taken for granted. We forget that rights have not been afforded to us since the beginning of time; the battles for abortion rights, the right to vote, human rights, … Read More

Features | Students show support for struggling refugees

5 years ago / 0 comments

The UK government, this year, refused to raise asylum support rates, meaning they have not been changed since 2011 and leaving many refugees unable to provide for themselves and their families. To tackle this, University of Leeds students have joined together in order to offer support to local refugees, providing … Read More

Interview | Matthew Neil – Meet and Travel Together

5 years ago / 0 comments

While coming in contact with international students is a daily occurrence for many of us, meeting Asylum seekers is less common. Asylum seekers are people who have fled their home, who arrive in another country and remain in that country until a decision is made regarding their application to stay. … Read More

Comment | The sad plight of asylum seekers

5 years ago / 0 comments

The past few weeks have seen further crack downs on illegal immigrants, along with a tightening of restrictions on access to public services. From ‘go home’ vans to fining landlords who rent to illegal immigrants, the government’s approach to immigration has been widely criticised as blunt and heavy handed. However, … Read More

Students to sleep outside for STAR

6 years ago / 0 comments

Students are spending a night sleeping outside the Union to raise awareness of homeless asylum seekers. The sponsored ‘sleep out’, organised by Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees (STAR) are raising money for Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS). The Sleep Out will take place on Monday … Read More