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University of Sanctuary

Warwick is a University of Sanctuary

Higher Education Institutions in the UK have a proud and radical tradition of supporting refugees and people in the asylum system. The University of Sanctuary award recognises commitment to creating a culture of safety, solidarity, and empowerment for people seeking sanctuary within, and beyond, university campuses. Learn more about Universities of Sanctuary here.

Warwick has been recognised as a University of Sanctuary since 2017.

Your UoS Contact

Emily Cannon

Emily is here to support Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholars and Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholars with any questions, comments, or concerns. You are welcome to get in touch using the details below:

Emily Cannon, Widening Participation Lifecyle Officer


If you are a Postgraduate Research Sanctuary Scholar, or have an enquiry about 'Doctoral Access Scholarships - Sanctuary', please contact the Doctoral College by emailing

"As a refugee, I have never felt I am different from the other colleagues here at Warwick. I have always been supported by the department and my supervisors and that proves why, among other factors, Warwick is among the pioneering universities in the world."

Sanctuary Student, Centre for Education Studies