Show your heart for Human Rights Day

STAR groups across the UK are joining together to celebrate Human Rights Day. Today is all about appreciating the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being, and ensuring that these rights are protected for all.

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World Access to Higher Education Day

Today is World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED), a global day of action to raise awareness about the inequalities people face when trying to access higher education.

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Years of waiting in a broken asylum system

If Baroness Ludford’s Private Member’s Bill passes, the narrow rules for who qualifies for family reunion would be expanded, bringing together loved ones torn apart by war and violence when they need each other the most.

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When universities welcome students seeking sanctuary

Equal access to higher education on the basis of merit is a human right. In the UK, people seeking sanctuary are often locked out of higher education, prevented from realising their aspirations and potential.

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Locked out of accessing university

Today, thousands of A-level and SQA students across the country will find out whether they have the results they need to go to university. For people who are seeking asylum, it’s not that simple.

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