As a college, we are committed to supporting the College of Sanctuary's charter and organisational values, including inclusivity, openness, participation, inspiration, and integrity, so that we too can play a significant role in our region, to support building a more welcoming environment for people seeking sancturary and migrants to the UK.
A College of Sanctuary is committed to providing support and education to people seeking sanctuary and contributing to a culture of welcome within the community.
As a learning institution, colleges have an important role in fostering a culture of safety, respect and understanding for new students who are seeking sanctuary and can lead by example locally.
Being a College of Sanctuary means recognising and celebrating the achievements of students seeking sanctuary, as well as raising awareness across the college community.
To become a College of Sanctuary, we pledge to:
On 1st December 2023, we signed the pledge as a supporting organisation, committing to the below:
We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).
We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists, and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.