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Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

The world is facing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Refugees are people fleeing their home country due to a well founded fear of persecution. 

STAR is a national charity of 36,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK, together we:

  • Volunteer at local refugee projects
  • Campaign to improve the lives of refugees
  • Educate people about refugees and asylum
  • Fundraise to welcome refugees


STAR has only been represented at Sussex since 2014 - but our Equal Access campaign work has already led university management to agree to offering two full scholarships to students with Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK, a huge success! This year we are hoping to set up a volunteer-run English conversation class for refugees and asylum seekers in Brighton in cooperation with one of the amazing local charities and organisations we work with. Get involved! 
Our aim is to build a connection between the refugee community of Brighton and the University of Sussex and to raise awareness of the situation of refugees in the UK and abroad. You'll see us campaigning and fundraising to improve the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in our local City of Sanctuary, Brighton, and nationally around campus.

We will be meeting weekly after we have (democratically) agreed on weekday and time at the first meeting of the term. Everyone welcome!


Join us


  • Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Standard Membership£2.00

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