Since 2015 students and staff at the University of Exeter have come together to try and create a culture of welcome for sanctuary seekers on campus. This has included holding events and talks but also led this year (2017-18) to the University offering full scholarships to a small number of asylum seekers.
We are delighted that Dr. Nick Gill and Jen Bagelman have joined our committee recently (Sept’17).
Students for Sanctuary: a University of Exeter & ExCos Partnership, 2018
The Department of Geography at the University of Exeter and Exeter City of Sanctuary are endeavouring in a unique partnership commencing in 2018. Under the supervision of Dr Jen Bagelman, and in collaboration with ExCos, 100 Geography students will be creating ‘zines’ (mini-magazines) which will address and consider how to promote the goal of welcome and hospitality in Exeter. This partnership hopes to encourage younger generations to engage, at the local scale, in pressing issues relating to displacement.
Moreover, this project hopes to nourish links between the city and university in an effort to make Exeter a more welcoming home for all.
If you would like further information about the University of Sanctuary stream please email:-
Professor Nick Gill: [email protected]