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Refugee Week 2022

Posted on 15 June 2022

June 20-26 is Refugee Week. To celebrate this we will be holding a number of events while raising awareness of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers and the support that’s available at the University and within the city.

Groups of people gather on Greg's Place with the University lake, Central Hall and the Physics/Electronics building visible in the background. A blue banner with white text reads 'Celebrating Diversity'.

Celebrate Refugee Week, learn about the issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers and the support that’s available. The theme of Refugee Week 2022 is Healing. 

A University of Sanctuary

The University of York is a welcoming and safe place for refugees, asylum seekers and other people who have been forced to migrate. The University is now home to students from over 150 countries. We are always working to build on this inclusive environment and we became a University of Sanctuary in September 2020.

We help sanctuary seekers access a university education by offering a range of financial support. This includes three Equal Access scholarships offered annually to asylum seekers who wish to undertake both undergraduate and postgraduate study. We also offer an enhanced bursary to students who are refugees.

Find out more about our University of Sanctuary status

Events and activities

We are hosting events this week including a panel discussion, talks, photo exhibition and pop-up restaurant. 

There are also events taking place across the city. 

Find out more about Refugee Week events