Sanctuary-background staff and fellows
We have a number of members of staff and fellows who themselves have refugee backgrounds and/or who have family in countries in which they may be at risk due to conflict or persecution. We recognise that this may bring additional challenges, so as a Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit we have developed our expertise and networks in this area so we are able to provide appropriate support.
We have outlined a range resources and types of support on offer, and we are also here to help and advise anyone wishing to discuss any aspect of supporting sanctuary students (current or potential). To get in touch, please email email@example.com.
Cara fellowship scheme
Cara is a charitable organisation that works with universities all around the globe to protect and support individual researchers that may be at risk of persecution in their current location.
The University of Leicester has hosted and supported many researchers through its relationship with Cara, including those that were at risk of the Syria crisis, Afghanistan crisis, and most recently the Ukraine crisis. We enable these researchers to continue their academic research and start building a new life in the UK.
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Support for sanctuary-background staff and fellows
If you are a member of staff or fellow from a sanctuary background, you may experience additional challenges, particularly regarding your own wellbeing. For information about what wellbeing support is available at the University, please contact the Staff Health and Wellbeing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at the staff wellbeing pages (log-in required), particularly the sections on staff support and coping with world events.
We also have dedicated support for people with refugee backgrounds available in the Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit. To get in touch, please email email@example.com.