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CRC begins process to become a College of Sanctuary

In November, CRC commenced its journey to become a College of Sanctuary by signing a pledge to support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

The formal application process has also started with the view to CRC being officially recognised as a College of Sanctuary in 2024.

This is a whole college approach, with a College of Sanctuary being recognised as one that is:
  • a college that works hard to ease and enable access to and progression in education for those who have been forced to flee
  • a college that recognises how students seeking sanctuary enrich their communities by bringing new skills, knowledges and more to their college campus
  • a college that is committed to fostering a culture of safety, respect, understanding and belonging for newly arrived students on campus
  • a college that educates the whole college community about the experiences and realities of people who have been forced to flee to foster empathy and understanding
  • a college that plays an active role in building a culture of welcome by connecting with and supporting local refugee organisations, collaborating with other institutions to raise awareness and advocate for a kinder approach towards those seeking safety.

Becoming a College of Sanctuary aligns with our values. At CRC, we are friendly and open to everyone. Being welcoming is one of the key values that underpins how we seek to achieve our mission ‘To transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area’.

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