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Student Action for Refugees

UCL STAR is part of a national network of student groups working to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK by:

  • promoting a positive images of refugees and asylum seekers;
  • raising awarenes of difficulties faced by those seeking asylum in the UK;
  • volunteering for local refugee projects;
  • campaigning on behalf refugees and asylum seekers.


The UCL branch of STAR will focus its campaigning efforts on the issues of destitution of refugees and asylum seekers, deportation of minors to regions of conflict and the negative impacts of immigration detention. The society will organise a number of guest speaker events, debates and letter signing campaigns as well as more practical actions such as collections of clothes and toys for refugees and asylum seekers living in poverty.


To find out more about the society please email Siril Berglund (s.berglund.11@ucl.ac.uk) or Agata Patyna (a.patyna.11@ucl.ac.uk). You can also find out more on the society's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UCL-STAR/346500012061341 .