University of Sanctuary


Welcome to the UEA University of Sanctuary website.

UEA is a University of Sanctuary. This accreditation is given to universities that show an ongoing commitment to creating a welcoming culture of inclusivity and awareness.​

UEA is proud to welcome people seeking sanctuary (asylum seekers and refugees) into their community, recognising the wealth of experience and knowledge they bring.

The Universities of Sanctuary initiative currently engages with sanctuary seekers, and the wider university and local community in multiple activities. These include learning and teaching, student support, delivery of events such as UEA Refugee week, research projects, partnerships with community organisations and through the UEA scholarship programme.

The University of Sanctuary Steering Group

UEA Sanctuary Students

Wider Movement