Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my Big Walk 2016 JustGiving page. More information about The Big Walk 2016 can be found at: www.shef.ac.uk/big-walk
I will be walking as a member of one of 2 teams of 10 staff, each walking over 120 miles from 12-17 June to Sheffield on the Trans Pennine Trail. My team and I will be walking from the east coast in Hornsea to Tankersley in South Yorkshire, and then walk 18 miles back to the University on the final day accompanied by a team of staff, students, alumni and friends.
Funds raised through the Big Walk will be used to support refugee students and at risk academics at the University, to demonstrate our solidarity with refugees and to show that refugees are welcome at our University and in our city. Funds raised will be used to:
- support at-risk academics through the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund and
the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) - a charity which helps academics in immediate danger and those forced into exile.
- Support students seeking refuge or asylum: The
University offers fully funded undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for refugees including those seeking asylum in the UK.
Thank you for supporting the Big Walk 2016.