Our Continuing Support for Ukraine

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The University is continuing to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine through a variety of initiatives. An update on the contributions from the University, staff and students is detailed below.

Council for At Risk Academics

The University has increased its contribution to the Council for At Risk Academics (CARA). CARA has reported that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is “having a devastating effect on millions of innocent people…among them, many university academics, and their families”. This increased funding will directly help the organisation to provide opportunities to more Ukrainian academics and their families.

If you know of any Ukrainian academics who may be at risk, please contact ukraine-support@kent.ac.uk and we will pass on the details to CARA. They will ensure the information will reach the relevant people as quickly as possible.

Homes for Ukraine

You may have seen that the Government has launched the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. This scheme allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to offer refuge to an individual or family from Ukraine who are fleeing the war. To find out more, please visit the Government webpage.

Hardship Fund

If you know of any students from Ukraine, Russia or the wider region who have been impacted financially by the tragic events of the last few weeks and require financial support, please ask them to get in touch with our Financial Aid Office and see the Emergency Funding webpage.

Bake and Book Sale

Yesterday’s Bake and Book sale in the Colyer-Fergusson raised around £1,000 for the Red Cross emergency relief fund for Ukrainian refugees. Many thanks to those who made cakes, contributed books, and of course to everyone who attended and generously donated.

Kent Global Showcase

A final reminder that Kent’s forthcoming Global Showcase will take place today (16 March) from 14.30-16.00. More details can be found on our staff news story.

Please continue to let us know if you have any ideas as to how the University community can support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and the wider region by emailing ukraine-support@kent.ac.uk.

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