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Sanctuary at Bath

More people than ever are forced to flee conflict and persecution to find safety and sanctuary. Find out how we're working to help refugees and asylum seekers.

University of Sanctuary

The University of Bath achieved the award of University of Sanctuary in November 2020

University of Sanctuary

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Find out more about the national network of staff, lecturers, academics and students working to make Higher Education institutions a place of sanctuary.

Finding Home in Education

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Visit our art exhibition exploring the role of higher education in providing sanctuary following displacement.

Sanctuary Working Group

The Sanctuary Working Group brings together representatives from across the University and SU to coordinate our support for people seeking sanctuary.

News and events

Keep up to date with the latest news and events

Support, bursaries and scholarships

Learn more about the support available at the University for Undergraduate, PGR and PGT students.

Students' stories

Hear from real life students about their experiences and tips to help future students adapt and make the most of life at university.

Hear Habib's story

Habib Wardak

We speak to Masters in International Relations student, Habib Wardak, about what the Sanctuary scholarship and what it means to him.

Our Courses and Placements

Find out more about the courses we offer in this area

International Development MSc/MRes

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers one year full-time or two year part-time taught postgraduate courses in International Development.

Our Placement Partners

Learn more about some of the organisations where our undergraduate and postgraduate students have recently/currently undertaken placements.


Find out about our research and the impact it's having

Centre for the Study of Violence

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We explore how to counter violence through open and engaged educational practices. Our aim is to help society rethink how violence operates in the modern world.

Community and Outreach

Find out more about what we do in the local community and outreach work

Bath Welcomes Refugees

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The University works closely with Bath Welcomes Refugees, a charity facilitating the settlement and the path to independence of those seeking refuge in Bath.

Bath Amnesty Society (SU)

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An offshoot of Amnesty International, working to bring more awareness to human rights issues and fight for justice both internationally and locally.

Contact Us

If you're involved with a project or research that's supporting refugees or forced migrants, or would like to discuss further, please get in touch with the Chair of the Sanctuary Working Group.