The University of Warwick has announced today, Monday 21st September 2015, that it will mmediately offer 10 student scholarships for refugees seeking a place at university to study or research in this academic year (2015-16). We will continue to offer a further 10 student scholarships for refugees for the following academic year (2016-17), and we will then review the impact of these scholarships.
The scholarships will be a mix of postgraduate and undergraduate studentships, though in the first year the majority are likely to be postgraduate opportunities as recruitment will run beyond the imminent start of the new academic year.
We will provide more details as soon as they are available. As the scholarships are fully developed we will consult with Article 26 (a project of the Helena Kennedy foundation) to explore how they can help us promote these opportunities and assist in identifying applicants for those scholarships.
We know a great many staff and students have been asking how we as a University and they as individuals can help in this crisis. Anyone who wants to donate to this scholarship programme can make an online donation. If you have any questions about donating you can contact Sara Akkad at S.Akkad@warwick.ac.uk
Anyone wishing to register an interest in receiving more details on the scholarships as they develop should contact:
- For undergraduate enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For postgraduate enquiries (both research and taught): email@example.com
We strongly believe that we as a university community have an inherent responsibility to try to shape a more accepting society, and we must never neglect that responsibility. We will work unstintingly to support those who need a welcoming hand in this very difficult time, and we will update the Warwick staff and student community with further developments on this work.
Professor Sir Nigel Thrift
Professor Stuart Croft
For further information please contact:
Peter Dunn, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Communications, Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom
UK Tel: 024 76 523708 Mobile 07767 655860
International +44 24 76 523708 Mobile +44 7767 655860
PR402 PJD 21st September 2015