Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme
My story begins in Syria, where I was born. I always dreamed of going to university one day, but then war came and destroyed everything. I became a refugee. Many times I thought I would die. Life in the UK was hard. We had no money, no home, no rights. We didn’t feel welcome. But then we came to Bristol. A city of sanctuary. Everything was different. It became my new home. I resumed my education, I learnt English and applied to the University. Now, I’m a University of Bristol student studying for a degree in Biomedical Sciences. One day Bristol, I will repay you. Until then, I’m rewriting my future with a Sanctuary Scholarship. The Sanctuary Scholarship
scheme has already provided 16 refugee and asylum seeking students with the opportunity to study for a degree at Bristol. Like Avin, many of these students have fled war and persecution and arrive here with nothing. These students are bright and determined They just need someone to believe in them. Will you? To find out how you could support a refugee or asylum seeking student, like Avin, please visit bristol.ac.uk/alumni/sanctuary. Thank you.