NUI Galway Societies Societies Campaign for University of Sanctuary
Campaign for University of Sanctuary
The University of Sanctuary Campaign aims to increase public awareness of both the global refugee crisis and Traveller-specific topics across campus, in an effort to address the low levels of participation of both underrepresented groups in third-level education. Both groups are too frequently exclu
Committee Members
OCM:Clare Austick
Auditor:Aidan Harte
Strategy Consultant:Imelda byrne
Auditor:Aidan Harte
April 8th
Today . Wednesday

Campaign for University of Sanctuary

The University of Sanctuary Campaign aims to increase public awareness of both the global refugee crisis and Traveller-specific topics across campus, in an effort to address the low levels of participation of both underrepresented groups in third-level education. Both groups are too frequently excluded from participation in education due to inequitous societal barriers, and we feel that through our actions we can make NUI Galway a much more inclusive and equitable campus.


Welcome to the University of Sanctuary Campaign!

 

Our collaborative campaign seeks to create, nurture, and maintain a friendly and welcoming environment on campus, especially for those in Direct Provision and members of the Travelling community.

 

Who is involved?


Currently, membership comprises representatives from the Office of the Vice President for Equality & Diversity, the College of Science, the College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences, the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, the College of Business, Public Policy, & Law, the Access Office, the Community Knowledge Initiative, the Students' Union, the F√°ilte Refugees Society, various NUI Galway student services offices, the Great Western and the Eglinton Direct Provision centres, the Galway Integration Consortium, the Galway Anti-Racism Network, and AMACH LGBT+ Galway.

 

What do you do?

Some projects planned for this year include - public awareness events, guest speaker events, interactive workshops, language exchange classes, shared cultural events, and many more. We will be undertaking an official national standard of steps to achieve the ‚ÄúUniversity of Sanctuary‚ÄĚ status.

 

How do I join?

All welcome to be involved. Sign up to our mailing list via yourspace.nuigalway.ie 

Log in with your student id and password and select ‚ÄúCampaign for University of Sanctuary‚ÄĚ in the drop down list in ‚ÄúServices‚ÄĚ to join us.

Alternatively, you can email: uni.sanctuary@nuigalway.ie, or call 0860137470.

Contact Us

If you would like to get involved, or you would like more information, please contact uni.sanctuary@nuigalway.ie, or phone 0860137470.