In recent weeks, students and staff from across our community have been fundraising and donating to those affected by the situation in the Ukraine. The University of Lincoln has looked closely at what it can do as a higher education institution that would offer specific, significant, and practical help for those seeking refuge.
As the situation regarding access to visas for refugees trying to enter the UK is developing, the University is pulling together a package of support for university students and academics who arrive in the UK having had to leave their studies in Ukraine.
The University, in the first instance, is opening its doors to help and support Ukrainian students and academics, by enabling them to continue their study and work, and to live in a welcoming and supportive environment.
It will offer a package of support initially for 15 undergraduate and five postgraduate students who would like to transfer to Lincoln, having had to leave their Ukrainian university, with the intention of completing their studies. This includes a full tuition fee waiver and accommodation bursary. Welfare support will be on hand via the University’s Wellbeing and Student Support Teams. The University is also developing a support package for academic staff displaced by the conflict in Ukraine to continue their academic work at Lincoln for a minimum of six months.
Ukraine Support Appeal: Campaign Update
The University of Lincoln is pleased to be able to support an initial intake of 20 Ukrainian students eligible to continue their studies with us. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed so far to our Ukraine Students and Academics Support Appeal to help us provide a package of practical support for students and academics whose studies have been disrupted by the conflict in Ukraine. Having reached our initial goal of supporting 20 students, we are currently unable to accept further applications under the scheme. We are exploring how the University can extend its offering to help a greater number of affected people as local and national support arrangements are developed. Students from Ukraine arriving in the UK can continue to get in touch with us and we will update them as soon as we are able to accept further applications under the scheme.
To ensure those who are welcomed to our community have the support they need, the University has launched a public fundraising campaign to provide bursaries to cover living costs. University staff can donate through Payroll Giving, which is a simple and tax efficient way of fundraising. Full details can be found on the link here. Please enter “University of Lincoln” as your chosen charity. If staff have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anybody who wishes to donate to the University of Lincoln’s Ukraine Students and Academics Support Appeal, no matter how much, can do so using the University’s dedicated Just Giving page.
The University of Lincoln will use all money raised, now and in the future, to support those in need due to the conflict in Ukraine and other humanitarian crisis. All money donated will go to those seeking refuge and support.
The University of Lincoln will be supporting the British Academy's Researchers at Risk Fellowships Programme as a UK host institution.
The Researchers at Risk Fellowships Programme is being established by The British Academy with Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) with the support of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society. The Fellowships will cover the natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences, providing a bursary or stipend to support the researcher, living costs, and research expenses to enable them to continue their work.
Researchers who are at immediate risk due to the current conflict in Ukraine may wish to consider an application to the Fellowships programme. Applications are made via the UK host institution (university or research institute).
Awards are expected to run for up to two years with a total amount available of £37,000 per year, to include any accompanying family members. Details and eligibility criteria can be found on the British Academy website. The first deadline for applications will be 5pm (BST) on Wednesday 4 May 2022. Subsequent deadlines will be Wednesday 1 June, Wednesday 29 June, and Wednesday 20 July 2022.
If you would like to make an application to the Fellowships programme with the support of the University of Lincoln as intended UK host institution, please contact Ben Stoker in the University's Research and Enterprise Team by email in the first instance at BStoker@lincoln.ac.uk.
Останнiм часом студенти та викладачi зi всього унiверситету займалися збором коштiв для постраждалих вiд вiйни в Украïнi. Лiнкольнський унiверситет проналiзував цiлий ряд можливостей з конкретноï та практичноï допомоги бiженцям саме у якостi вищого навчального закладу.
В той час як ситуацiя з вiзами для тих, хто шукає притулку у Великобританiï, покращується, унiверситет зi свого боку впроваджує пакет допомоги для студентiв, викладачiв та вчених, якi були змушенi покинути своє навчання або роботу в Украïнi. Унiверситет в першу чергу вiдкриває своï дверi для допомоги та пiдтримки украïнських студентiв, викладачiв та вчених, даючи ïм змогу продовжити своє навчання та роботу у гостинному та безпечному середовищi.
Спочатку пропонується пакет пiдтримки для 15 бакалаврiв та 5 магiстрiв, якi були вимушенi залишити украïнський унiверситет i бажають перевестись до Лiнкольна для закiнчення навчання. Ця допомога включатиме повне покриття плати за навчання та помешкання. Пiдтримка здоров'я i добробуту буде також надаватися вiдповiдними вiддiлами унiверситету. Унiверситет наразi розробляє пакет допомоги для викладачiв та вчених, що потерпiли вiд конфлiкту в Украïнi, аби мати змогу продовжити академiчну роботу у Лiнкольнi як мiнiмум протягом 6 мiсяцiв.