Welcome to the University of Sanctuary Campaign!
Our collaborative campaign seeks to create, nurture, and maintain a migrant-friendly environment on campus, especially for those in Direct Provision and beyond! We will do this by increasing public awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis amongst the student body, along with advocating for the introduction of fee waivers and bursaries for those in Direct Provision, all in an effort make NUI Galway a much more inclusive and equitable campus.
Who is involved?
So far, some groups which are involved include - the Fáilte Refugees Society, the Students' Union, Amnesty International Galway, Galway One World Centre (GOWC), Galway Anti-Racism Network (GARN), the Galway Integration Consortium, Community Knowledge Initiative and ALIVE.
What do you do?
Some projects planned for this year include - public awareness events, official launch in January, guest speaker events, interactive workshops, language exchange classes, shared cultural events, and many more. We will be undertaking an official national standard of steps to achieve the “University of Sanctuary” status.
How do I join?
All welcome to be involved. Sign up to our mailing list via yourspace.nuigalway.ie Log in with your student id and password and select “Campaign for University of Sanctuary” in the drop down list in “Services” to join us.