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Student Action For Refugees (STAR)

This society is currently dormant. If you would be interested in becoming a committee member and running the society please email societies.su@coventry.ac.uk

 

The society will be jointly affiliated with the STAR organisation which currently has societies in 42 other universities.


STAR is a national charity focused on empowering students, refugees and supporters to take positive action for refugees.


Activities that the society members will take part in include:

Volunteering at local refugee projects.

Places include: homework clubs for refugee children, volunteering at the local refugee centre or english conversation clubs.


Campaigning to improve the lives of refugees.

Topics include:
• Equal access to higher education-allow those fleeing from persecution to be classed as home students to allow them access to bursaries and scholarships which are available to other vulnerable people
• The refugee crisis-encouraging the UK to stand by refugees and let them come to the UK safely and increasing the number of resettlement opportunities in the UK
• Still human still here-ending enforced poverty of those seeking refuge status

Educating about refugees and asylum

Organising activities such as :
• Talks
• Film screenings
• Exhibitions


Fundraising to welcome refugees (at least one event per semester)

Activities can include:
• Marathons
• Gigs
• Cake sales

Membership Fee: £2.00 for the academic year

Email Address: star.su@uni.coventry.ac.uk

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