Migrants experiences of life in UK is focus of University event

The experiences of migrants coming to live in Leicester and London will be the focus of a free interactive public event at our University on Wednesday 13 September.

‘Citizenship and Belonging in Unsettling Times’ has been organised in collaboration with the Leicester Migration Network, and the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester.

The event will be an opportunity to discuss key findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project: ‘The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants’ Experiences’. Speakers and the audience are invited to consider the insights generated by the project into migrants’ experiences of becoming British citizens as well as broader issues of migration and belonging.

Professor Surinder Sharma, Co-Director of the Unit for DICE, said: “In the context of Brexit, debates over citizenship, immigration and belonging have gained new urgency. We welcome the findings of this project, particularly the call that we must listen to the voices of those who have experienced the process of seeking British citizenship. This event will provide a unique opportunity for academics, migrant rights advocates, politicians and members of the public to explore these issues together.” 

This free event will takes place in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1 from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 13 September. It is open to the public but also to all staff and students. You can register to attend via the link here.