Refugee week

Held every year to pay tribute to the strength, creativity and resilience of those seeking sanctuary, 2024 saw the 26th anniversary of Refugee Week. 

Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Established in 1998 in the UK, this annual festival aligns with World Refugee Day.

As a University of Sanctuary, we are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution where every member of our community feels safe, respected, and supported to fulfil their potential. Building on the official theme of Refugee Week 2024, Our Home, and its focus on what makes a place a home, the events organised by the University seek to promote a culture of welcome across our campuses as well as support the ethos of Simple Acts which are small, everyday actions that we can all take to support those forcibly displaced from their homes