What We Do...
Bath STAR (Student Action for Refugees) aims to support all refugees and asylum seekers in the local community through volunteering, campaigning, and raising awareness on refugee issues. We are part of the national STAR network, a charity which helps refugees at universities across the UK.
Here's How You Can Get Involved...
Coming along to our socials and events is the best and easiest way to be involved, but we'd also love you to help us organise projects! Below is a list of all the projects we're currently working on.
If you have any questions or ideas, do get in touch with us by joining the Teams group: Bath STAR Teams or by finding us on social media @BathSTAR
Open Day, Tues 19th Nov -
We have been working with the university and local councils, charities, and colleges, to organise a refugee-focused open day for Tues 19th Nov. The day will hold a campus tour, a sample lecture and more!
The Homework Club -
A small group of STAR members help local refugee-background youths with their homework in Bath City Centre every Tuesday at 3:30-5. Volunteers attend regularly for a fixed term of one academic year- including exam period. Consistency is important, as we want to build up trust with the community and provide some stability for the students.
The Equal Access Campaign-
One of STAR’s major projects is working towards Equal Access for refugee-background people, especially in education. Bath’s Amnesty International has been working hard over the last 3 years and has managed to petition the University to create 2 postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships, plus one more to be announced this year. They have been working tirelessly with the University College Union (UCU) and meet regularly with the Stephen Lambert, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, in order to pressure the university into further action.
Please note that this opportunity is now closed for the time being- however watch this space for more opportunities!
Move Nights –
A social and fundraising event, we will be showing various movies throughout the year related to our campaigns.
Our next movie will be For Sama, showing on campus on Tues 12th March in 8W1.1.
We will be holding bigger social events throughout the year, but you're always welcome to get in touch with us if you want to hang out or grab a coffee. Our next big event is:
Bath STAR Teams
We use Microsoft Teams for all our planning and communication. All members are welcome to join in and can easily get involved by following the link above and messaging us in the relevant channel.
From the HW club to Fresher’s week to socials and projects, log into teams with your Bath ID and chat with us if you’re interested! Teams can be accessed on your phone as an app, in your browser, or even as a desktop app.
Please click on the link below to join:
Bath STAR Teams
Please join our Facebook group, as this is where all new updates and new will be posted.
Look out for any new Bath STAR volunteering opportunities here, and also take a look at our fundraising page.
Alternatively, please feel free to contact any of our committee members if you have any questions!