York recognised as a University of Sanctuary

28th September 2020

York recognised as a University of Sanctuary

York recognised as a University of Sanctuary

The University of York has achieved a ‘University of Sanctuary’ award in recognition of its sector-leading efforts to expand access for refugee and asylum seekers.

The award, led by the charity City of Sanctuary, recognises the efforts of the University’s students and staff to welcome forced migrants into the community and promote a culture of inclusion.


Professor Saul Tendler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, said: “This is a significant achievement for the University and a proud moment for all our staff and students.

“The University of York was founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all and this ethos of inclusivity is still at the heart of everything we do. We continue to nurture a diverse campus community and welcome students, staff and visitors from all around the world and all backgrounds.

“This award recognises our ongoing commitment to do even more to create a safe and welcoming space for those that are seeking asylum or who are refugees.”

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