At the end of last year, Think Global brought together people with an interest in migration. Our challenge: how do we encourage people to think more critically about the issue?
Kate McCarey has always felt strongly about helping young people unravel the complexities of some of the big global issues of the day.
As part of Think Global's work to encourage people to think again, and think more critically, about migration, HEC Global Learning's Director, Alia Alzougbi has produced a short video introducing a new project on the subject.
Read about Karim’s experience migrating to the UK and his current work at a Moroccan Women’s Centre helping to support and empower Arabic speaking women and families.
There’s a photo doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter at the moment - it’s a screenshot of the BBC News website story about the disaster in the Mediterranean this week. The BBC’s headline was ‘Major’ emergency as boat capsizes’. Somebody has crossed this out and changed it to ‘Major’ emergency as many lives feared lost at sea’, and edited the article to replace the word ‘migrants’ with the word ‘people’.
On the day that net migration rose again, to 298,000 for the past year, there’s an interesting study published by UCL Institute of Education looking at the effect on the UK’s adult numeracy skills of immigrants.
I've never known a time when immigration has dominated the headlines in Britain as much as it currently does. As somebody who has adopted London as my home city over the past quarter of a century, I have to admit to finding this situation bizarre, fascinating, and worrying in equal measure.