Sussex 2025

University of Sanctuary

Sussex is one of only 15 universities in the UK to be made a University of Sanctuary, which is a status awarded by the nationwide Cities of Sanctuary project.

The award recognises and celebrates the good practice of UK universities welcoming sanctuary seekers into their communities and fostering a culture of welcome and inclusion for all.

Assessors particularly commended the University’s scholarships for asylum seekers, our exceptional, world-leading research on sanctuary-related matters, a sector-leading Migration Law Clinic, close links with student, community and charity groups, and the strong commitment from the senior team.