Supporting you to success:

Swansea is known as an inclusive and welcoming city with a melting pot of cultures, religions and ethnicities contributing to the city’s vibrant culture. The University mirrors this dedication to proving a nourishing environment for all, including the refugee and asylum seeker population.

Refugee Awareness Week 2021:

For Refugee Week 2021, we have organised a variety of events in partnership with the Student’s Union to raise awareness about this often-marginalised group. Our planned events centre on amplifying the voices of local community members who have sought sanctuary in our city, some of whom are Swansea University students and alumni.  

City of Sanctuary

In May 2010, Swansea became the second official City of Sanctuary within the UK, signing up to the national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

As well as encouraging local businesses and organisations to welcome people seeking sanctuaries into their activities, City of Sanctuary also runs the Better Welcome to Swansea mentorship scheme. Volunteers promote integration into the community, building confidence and reducing isolation.

Local & National Organisations