We, the Magdalene MCR Committee, fully support this petition and stand in solidarity with persecuted scholars everywhere. We also encourage other student organisations within the University of Cambridge, and their respective members, to take this petition under consideration.
Briefly, the petition calls upon the University of Cambridge and its colleges to commit publicly to supporting at-risk academics granted admittance to the University of Cambridge in the form of financial, housing, and other support. Generous assistance in times of need embodies the spirit the University’s mission “to contribute to society through pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.” We believe that close cooperation with established charities is the best way of standing by these treasured values.
For more information, and to sign the petition please click here.
Please also consider donating to our crowd-funding effort to fund a bursary for an at-risk or refugee student to pursue Masters study at Cambridge: www.gofundme.com/28svwxhw