Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit

About us

The University of Leicester started the process of becoming a University of Sanctuary in October 2017, and was officially recognised as a University of Sanctuary on 11 November 2018.

In becoming a University of Sanctuary, Leicester is striving to make itself a place that is understanding towards the needs of refugees and asylum seekers, is welcoming to them and provides them with opportunities through a range of initiatives.  The University of Leicester recognises how people with refugee status or who are in the process of applying for it can enrich our institution.

We are working with Leicester City of Sanctuary in order to ensure that we can effectively contribute to local activities aimed at creating a culture of hospitality in the city as well as the University.

As a University of Sanctuary, we can provide a range of opportunities by which staff and students across campus (and beyond) can contribute to ensuring that we are a genuinely welcoming place for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

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