#GivingTuesday – 28 November 2017

giving tuesday (100px)The 28th November 2017 is #GivingTuesday, a worldwide initiative supported by the Charities’ Aid Foundation to encourage support for UK charities. In 2016 alumni and friends of Pembroke raised £13,500 towards the Jo Cox PhD Studentship in Refugee and Migration Studies, which we will also be seeking support for, this year.

Jo Cox PhD Studentship

Joanne_Cox_(1992)Jo Cox MP (née Leadbeater,1992) was committed to alleviating the plight of refugees fleeing conflict and other terrible human hardships round the world. She fought for the rights of all at home and abroad, and stood for a politics that unites people rather than divides them. In the lead up to Britain’s referendum on its membership of the EU, she was murdered, not just to the horror of the British nation, but to global condemnation. Jo was an alumna of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and with the permission and active support of her family, the College seeks to honour her memory and her work by making its own contribution to the understanding of migration and refugees.

With the strong support of Jo’s family, we have worked to create a Jo Cox Studentship which will support a PhD student doing research in the field of migration and refugee studies. With generous help from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, donations from Pembroke members, and fundraising by students, we have so far raised nearly £100,000 towards our initial total of £120,000 to enable this studentship to be established, and we will shortly be seeking applicants to start their PhD in October 2018.

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If you have any questions regarding the fund, please contact Emily Hinks on 01223 339060, or by email at emily.hinks@pem.cam.ac.uk.

Watch a memorial film about Jo, ‘Jo Cox – In her own words’

Image: Jo Cox PM (http://www.jocox.org.uk/)