Creating Places of Sanctuary And Promoting Pathways into Higher Education

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What is a NUI Galway School of Sanctuary?

The Schools of Sanctuary programme aims to empower students to cultivate their sense of belonging within education while enhancing their knowledge of pathways into Higher Education.

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that benefits everybody, including anyone in its community who is seeking sanctuary. It is a school that helps it students, staff, parents and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary, extend a welcome to everyone regardless of their status while promoting pathways into Higher Education.

Schools play a crucial role in helping young people to make sense of the world, to become responsible citizens, to progress in education and to create positive change in their communities. 

By pledging to become a School of Sanctuary, the school will be part of a grassroots network and growing movement across the UK and Ireland. The Schools of Sanctuary programme is a collaboration between NUI Galway Access Centre, the Places of Sanctuary Ireland and NUI Galway Access linked schools.