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One More Education

For some people, accessing education is about politics, not merit. You can change that.

One More Education
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This project received pledges on Tue 07 Aug 2018

Asylum seekers exist in a state of legal limbo.

They exercise a human right when they seek safety in another country, because they have reason to believe that their lives are in danger in their home country.

In the UK, many asylum seekers live on a budget of £5.39 a day.

They are not allowed to work.

The UK government charges them international student fees.

They can't apply for student finance.

So without close to £100,000 in savings, how are asylum-seeking students supposed to access higher education?

You can change that.

The One More Education campaign has been set up to allow asylum-seeking students the opportunity to study at the University of York. Your support today will go towards supporting an Equal Access Scholarship at York.

The University has agreed to introduce complete fee waivers for two asylum-seeking students at York for the next three years.

But this fee waiver alone is not enough - how would an Equal Access Scholar travel to and from campus, or live in campus accommodation, or buy books, or go on field trips on a £5.39 daily allowance? The Equal Access Scholarship is also made up of a £10,660 living award for Equal Access scholars to be able to make the most out of their time at York. But this can only happen with your generosity.

At the moment, incredible supporters are helping five scholars experience higher education at York. But there are thousands more out there need your help. Let's help one more.

You'll be supporting someone like Maryam, who works tirelessly to represent students alongside her degree. She's recently been elected as a YUSU Student Trustee and as one of York's delegates to the NUS conference.

Or you'll be helping someone whose support not only means that they can provide some stability for themselves, but for their families, too.

We promise that 100% of your donation will go towards making access to university for asylum seekers about merit, not politics.

And we have some great rewards in place to thank you for your contributions to this vital cause.

We'll keep you informed every step of the way, and if you want to go further, you can sign up to become part of a network of people who, like you, are passionate about making education accessible to all . Here, you'll receive messages that you can share among your networks and personalise to make your own - we've got some great prizes to reward you as your impact grows, too!

Your support is crucial in helping asylum-seeking students access education on equal terms as their peers. For every one person we help, there is always one more who needs us.

equalize access to education. donate today.

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Pledge £1 or more

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We want to shout about your about your kindness to the world! Select this reward to receive a thank you on social media - you choose the platform!

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2018

Pledge £10 or more

As a thank you for donating £10, you can get a social media shoutout and a One More Education badge so you can share your passion for Equal Access far and wide!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2018

Pledge £25 or more

For your incredibly kind donation of £20, you will receive a handwritten thank you card as a reminder of the impact that your support will make to a student's life at York.

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2018

Pledge £50 or more

Your gift will make such a big difference! To recognise your support, you can receive an exclusive 'One More Education' tote bag along with a personalised Thank You postcard to let you know how much of a difference you have truly made.

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2018

Pledge £75 or more

To show how thankful we are for how much your donation will make a massive impact, you'll be able to see your name on a banner at our biggest stage...our 2018 graduation ceremonies! And on top of that, you can get your hands on one of our ‘I Welcomed someone to York’ t-shirts.

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2018

Pledge £100 or more

We are extremely touched and grateful for your kind donation. To show how thankful we are, we'd love to welcome you to our donor event (travel and accommodation not included), where you'll be able to meet people you have helped, hear how your donation will make an impact and meet some of the team behind the scholarships. If you can't attend, we'll be more than happy to set up a Skype chat or phone call when convenient for you to hear from our team. This, on top of all our other rewards!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2018