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I am pleased to have the opportunity to articulate the desire for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to achieve University of Sanctuary status.

Our University Mission Statement is ‘Transforming Education, Transforming Lives’ underpins everything that we do. UWTSD is mindful of our position as a University which is from and of Wales, a Nation of Sanctuary, and which operates in part within the Swansea region, a City of Sanctuary. As a University we seek to support the stated aims of the Nation of Sanctuary and wish to play our part in welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Wales.

We are committed to providing educational opportunities and support to assist individuals in rebuilding their lives and fulfilling their potential. We celebrate the skills, experience and resilience of refugees and asylum seekers and recognise the contribution that this group can and has made to Wales. The University has a proud tradition of project activity and work with refugees and with people seeking asylum. This project allows us to focus our policies, our support, our activity and our partnership network together under one banner to ensure that our commitment is clear and unequivocal: the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a University of Sanctuary.

Professor Dylan Jones, Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Sanctuary Student Bursaries

I have received enormous support from the University which has made me continue to thrive in my study. The support I have been receiving from the lecturers and the staff is a phenomenon. I have been able to integrate fully into the system, and this has contributed to improving my mental wellbeing.

UWTSD Sanctuary Scholar 2022

UWTSD Sanctuary Bursaries are aimed at people with refugee, humanitarian protected, limited leave to remain or asylum seeker status, or dependents of the same. The scheme includes the waiver of tuition fees as well as other forms of support. Find out more...

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