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Student Action for Refugees - STAR is a national charity of 34,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK. Together we:

  • Volunteer at local refugee projects
  • Campaign to improve the lives of refugees
  • Educate people about refugees and asylum

Bristol STAR is just one of 50 groups at universities and colleges across the UK and a national team which co-ordinates and supports the groups.

Here in Bristol our volunteering projects include:

  • Homework Club - Tutoring children (5-16 years old) in our community from refugee backgrounds.
  • Brunel Project - Mentoring a child with a refugee background throughout the year, showing them Bristol and giving them support. 

This year's campaigns are:

  • Equal Access - Working towards ensuring that asylum seekers have Equal Access to higher education through scholarships and bursaries.
  • Safe Routes Save Lives - Campaigning to make the journey's of people escaping persecution safer by: Allowing refugees to safely join family members in the UK; Providing sanctuary to our fair share of refugees arriving in Europe; Significantly increasing the number of resettlement places available to refugees; Helping ensure there are adequate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

We also have lots of events throughout the year to raise awareness and fundraise, including pub quizzes, peace feasts and music nights. 


For further information:

Facebook: @BristolSTAR 

Instagram: starbristol




Please become a member for free with the button at the top!


Big love, 

Bristol STAR xx

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
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As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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