Sanctuary Scholars Necklaces

Sanctuary Scholars Necklaces
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On 5th January 2021 we successfully raised £193 with 24 supporters in 41 days

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Started on 24th November 2020 Clifton, England, United Kingdom

Sanctuary Scholars are students living in the UK from refugee and asylum-seeking background who have received a scholarship from the university. These students can find themselves facing study bans from the Home Office or ongoing asylum claims which have associated legal fees. Currently the average living cost for a student in Bristol is up to £14,500 per year and the scholarship just meets this figure. The Sanctuary Scholarship also disqualifies students from applying for legal aid in most cases as the individual has to meet specific criteria. Last academic year, there were multiple cases of Sanctuary Scholars at Bristol dropping out of studies or taking loans to pay for their ongoing Asylum Claims. This culminated in the Home Office's decision in Summer to place a Study Ban on two sanctuary scholars, who were forced to rely on crowdfunding and free legal representation secured by a Law professor to appeal their cases. Students from Bristol SU’s Amnesty International and STAR (Student Action for Refugees) have combined forces with Bristol Students’ Union to set up a new Sanctuary Scholar Legal Fund of £25,000 which will be accessible by Sanctuary Scholars who don’t qualify for legal aid for any legal costs they may incur relating to their immigration status. This year our aim is to raise £12.5k in collaboration with Amnesty, and then have it doubled by a law firm/business.

Please donate anything you can to the Sanctuary Scholarship Fund to allow refugee and asylum-seeking students at Bristol University the right to their education. Thank you!

*If you have bought a necklace, please donate to this page and send us a screenshot of the donation so that we can confirm your order. All proceeds go straight to the fund!*

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Una McKeown pledged £10
21st December 2020 at 7:44pm
Una McKeown has also backed 1 other project
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Iona Holmes pledged £6
10th December 2020 at 8:55pm
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Hannah Mcgough commented

Love these and such a great cause

8th December 2020 at 10:33am
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Hannah McGough pledged £15 + an est. £3.75 in Gift Aid
8th December 2020 at 10:33am
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Mia Smith pledged £6 + an est. £1.50 in Gift Aid
5th December 2020 at 2:53pm
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Mary Craig commented

Thanks lozza

2nd December 2020 at 5:55pm
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Mary craig pledged £6
2nd December 2020 at 5:55pm

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