White Rose Migration Research Postgraduate Network – 11th June 2015

More than 50 postgraduate students and early career researchers attended the 1st Postgraduate Workshop on Migration organised by the White Rose Migration Research Postgraduate Network, in collaboration with The University of Sheffield Migration Research Group.

The event took place at the University of Sheffield and gathered a multidisciplinary group of PhD researchers from more than 20 Universities, who shared research covering a wide range of topics including migrants constructions of belonging, integration, migrant experiences in the UK, governance, forced migration and the experiences of highly skilled migrants.

During the workshop, a vibrant community of postgraduate and early career researchers explored and debated diverse issues related to the migration experience, contributing to critically engage with this year’s overarching theme: “Reframing the migration debate”. The discussions emerged from 25 presentations distributed in eight parallel panel sessions. The panels were chaired by academics from Sheffield and Leeds.

We were delighted to host Professor Andrew Geddes (Politics, University of Sheffield) as the event’s keynote speaker. Professor Geddes triggered the debate with his presentation entitled: “The Drivers of Migration and the Drivers of Migration Governance: Challenges for the EU”. The closing remarks were provided by Dr. Majella Kilkey (Sociology, University of Sheffield).

We were delighted to host Professor Andrew Geddes (Politics, University of Sheffield) as the event’s keynote speaker. Professor Geddes triggered the debate with his presentation entitled: “The Drivers of Migration and the Drivers of Migration Governance: Challenges for the EU”. The closing remarks were provided by Dr. Majella Kilkey (Sociology, University of Sheffield).

You can check the discussions we had that day by following us on twitter @SheffieldMRG and checking the hashtag #MRatShef

MRG website: mrg.group.shef.ac.uk

By Marcia Vera Espinoza and Rebecca Murray

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