Seven asylum seekers and refugees are set to receive scholarships to study at UCC, commencing September 2018.
The college, which has now been designated University of Sanctuary status, will cover full fees and tuition for the students according to the Journal.
Karl Kitching, the new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at that college explained in the video below that they have been awarded University of Sanctuary status from Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
“We have been recognised as a space that encourages learning about what it means to seek sanctuary, and that we’re sharing our initiatives around sanctuary and embedding a culture of welcome for students and staff in terms of those that are seek sanctuary in this country”
University College Cork has been designated University of Sanctuary status. Karl Kitching, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, discusses what the status means, his role and UCC's new scholarship scheme. #UCCOurCampus pic.twitter.com/Kr2Utz5OxA
— UCC Ireland (@UCC) January 19, 2018
He goes on to say that he is “really proud to support asylum seeker young people and refugee young people in terms of getting into UCC because we know the contribution they were making to their schools and the contribution they will make to the UCC community”.
Great to see news about our @UCC University of Sanctuary Status and Scholarships being spread across the world. We will be providing details about how to apply and pre-application supports in due course. Scholarships are for those under 23 on Jan 1 via CAO application. https://t.co/rwMq0qJXXY
— Karl Kitching (@Karl_Kitching) January 18, 2018
The college will hold a Refugee week from February 5 in celebration of this new status and the welcoming of the new students in the coming academic year.
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