Luqman has started the Global Political Economy M.A. programme at Sussex University. However, he has been denied access to the normal ways of funding postgraduate study as a result of his immigration status. We have launched this crowdfunding appeal to allow Luqman to continue to take up this opportunity.
Please give £5 a month, £10 a month or as much as you can afford. You can give a monthly or one-off donation by credit/debit card – payments are handled by PayPal. Click one of the buttons below to sign up.
Funds will be handled by Tom Wills in a dedicated bank account. Statements of the account will be published here monthly. All funds raised will be paid to the University of Sussex in favour of Luqman’s tuition fee account. In the event that we exceed the amount required, any excess funds will be donated to Refugee Radio – registered charity no. 1133554.
Update 2 Apr 2015 — We have re-opened the crowdfunding appeal as we need one more push to be able to cover Luqman’s tuition fees. Please encourage your friends to sign up for a monthly donation using the Paypal buttons at the top of this page.
Last week, we asked for your help to raise the funds Luqman needed to submit a fresh application for leave to remain in the UK. Your response was phenomenal. We hit the £578 target in under four hours, and then you kept donating. By the end of the weekend, the fundraising appeal had raised £830. Thank you.
Your swift and generous support meant Luqman was able to submit his new application to the Home Office this week. Luqman is now safe from the immediate threat of deportation while the Home Office considers his application.
Luqman says: “A trillion massive thanks for the unflinching and emphatic support you have shown me over the weekend. I find it humbly imperative that I must express my gratitude. I will forever be grateful to everyone that I know and don’t know who had a significant role in getting me out of this troubled water.”
It may be some time until there is any response from the Home Office. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation and will update this site as soon as there is any further development.