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One Education

A project by: YuStart

pledged of £10,660 target
This project has no minimum! This project will receive all pledges made by midnight, Sat 01 Jul 2017
Help fund asylum-seeking scholarships at the University of York

Each year, graduating students campaign to raise funds for a cause that affects their campus. This year we voted to support Equal Access Scholarships with the Class of 2017 Appeal, aptly named One Education . These scholarships offer asylum-seeking students the chance to study at York, in a safe and secure place. Together we can help more students and make a huge difference to their futures.

If everyone at the University of York gave £1.50 each we would have enough to support 2 asylum seeking students for one full year!

But you don't need to be a student to get involved! Anyone can give and show their support for asylum seeking students and if you give now the University of York Alumni and friends have pledged to match all donations up to £5,000 through YuFund!

Watch Kawa's thank you video here!

The Barriers...

Asylum-seekers in the UK have already overcome many challenges; however, they still face an uphill struggle where further education is concerned. Unfortunately with no access to student loan support and with international tuition fee rates, the door of education can remain shut. What is the future going to look like if people seeking protection cannot learn the skills they need to build a future?

This is why we need your support in raising funds to provide scholarships for asylum-seeking students wishing to study here at York.

The solution...

Last year the University of York opened its doors to it's first two Equal Access Scholars, Kawa and Maryam. Students like Kawa and Maryam overcome a series of almost unimaginable obstacles to study at York, like learning a new language and adjusting to a whole new life, with the Equal Access Scholarships the University has helped to make things a bit easier.

With the growing humanitarian crisis, the University of York has since pledged to give five more asylum-seeking students fee-free access to a York degree this year. However, even with their fees covered, each student needs £10,660 per year to cover their living costs and so far we have funding for just three students’ to join us in October as Equal Access Scholars.

Coming to university is about more than just studying. These scholarships offer the students a chance to truly engage with university life, join clubs and societies and make friends, things we can easily take for granted. The University of York has long been a place of safety for those in need, help continue this proud legacy at a time of unrest and uncertainty.

Welcome someone to York by making a donation today and by sharing our YuStart page.

We have some brilliant rewards to say thank you for your support from personalised thank yous to getting a shout out at graduation so make sure you have a look!

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6 days, 5 hours ago


We're completely blown away by the support this campaign has seen in such a short amount of time! Whether you've given £1 or £100 each gift is putting us that little bit closer to our target and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you!

We've now hit the £1,000 mark, 10% of our overall target, so please share this page with your friends, families, coworkers and anyone who may wish to give and please, keep donating. The University of York has long been a place of safety for those in need, with your help we can continue this proud legacy by welcoming at least one more asylum-seeking student to the University of York this October.

Thank you!

The first £5000 donated to this project will be matched by YuFund

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Keep up the good work people and look forward to welcoming our new students!

All the best! My warmest regards to the organizing committee!

Lovely idea good luck x

I hope that as many people as possible are able to receive the same opportunities I have been fortunate enough to experience here at York. Good luck!

Fantastic work, I really hope you can make your target.

Yay! Well done everyone!

Good luck in generating all of the funds you need to support the aims of this project and to deliver the opportunities that will be so beneficial to the recipients of it. Great work and all the best to all involved and particularly those who's futures can be changed by it.

You're doing a fantastic thing to support a very worthy community of students who deserve the best education and recognition of their abilities. Thank you!