Category Archives: event

Changing the impact format: new groups, new engagement

By: Ida Persson, Research & Communications Officer, COMPAS and Vanessa Hughes, DPhil candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London Using alternative methods to create social science research impact was a key aim of the project “Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in … Continue reading

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How did migration play out in the 2015 General Election?

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher The final COMPAS Breakfast Briefing of the 2014-15 series was held earlier in July, featuring Madeleine Sumption, Carlos Vargas-Silva and Rob McNeil of Oxford’s Migration Observatory, exploring what the recent UK elections mean … Continue reading

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The right to have rights: Safeguarding children from destitution

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher The legal framework that governs how a child in Britain with migrant parents can access welfare rights is incredibly complex: on the one hand, a century of immigration and nationality legislation that … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game: An experience with a point

By: Ida Persson, Research & Communications Officer, COMPAS and Marieke Van Houte, Marie Curie Research Fellow, International Migration Institute Various forms of theatre can be used to engage and inform audiences about political and social issues. For example, theatre is … Continue reading

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Not racist, just resentful

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In continental Europe, governments, civil society and academics are increasingly likely to repeat the mantra that integration is “a two-way process” involving both migrants and receiving society. All too often, though, governments place … Continue reading

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