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Understanding Migration Through Education

At this meeting we will be working with the Migration Museum Project that is being established to tell the story of movement into and out of the UK in a really fresh and engaging way.

The project is working with schools and invites members of GlobalNet21 to discuss with them through a series of conversations what the education priorities of the MMP should be for the second year of its life? For example,

• What should migration teaching focus on?

• Which subjects should be focused on?

What responsibility does a school have to enact the 'cohesion agenda' and how can this be managed?

If audience members were to return to school - but in today's context  - how would they want these themes to be communicated?

Does the audience know or have experience of other projects / initiatives on these themes that could work in a school environment?

This is an opportunity for members of our network together with the Migration Museum project to explore our shared cultural history and to discuss the role of schools and education in reflecting this shared history in a positive way.

The museum will be an enquiry into who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Britons at home and abroad have a shared cultural history and an exciting future. The Museum aims to represent the thrilling tales, the emotion and the history that have gone into shaping our national fabric.

They have invited us to join them in this venture and we hope you will take part in this first conversation about our shared past, present and future.

Emily Miller The Education Officer of the Migrant Museum Project will lead the discussion. Emily joined the Migration Museum Project from a background in education and youth development work.. More recently she has been pursuing her interest in young people and conflict resolution by working at Seeds of Peace summer camps, which bring teenagers from the Middle East and South Asia together in America, and taking an MA in Conflict Resolution in the Peace Studies division at Bradford University, where her dissertation focused on young people’s attitudes to diversity in France and the UK. She joins us after eight months’ co-ordinating projects for an international youth network NGO in the Hague.

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  • Francis S.

    The Migration Museum Project & GlobalNet21 brought over 60 people together to discuss how migration can be taught and discussed in our education system in a positive way. Check out this video of the event.

    July 10, 2014

  • Kajal Nisha P.

    As usual, Great work by the Migration Museum Team. Looking forward to all that will follow after hearing such great ideas to ensure that a Museum for Migration becomes a reality! So many thinkers under one roof.

    A well organised event, by GlobalNet21. Thank You Francis.

    1 · June 28, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Thanks for joining us all the way from Leicester! See you soon

      June 29, 2014

  • Francis S.

    This was a really good meeting and full of animated and useful discussion. It was really popular too. Normally on meetups about 50% of those who register turn up but at this meeting it was just over 80%. So there was great interest that was positive and it says a huge amount about our exciting and diverse future.

    2 · June 26, 2014

    • Rajen

      There certainly was a different type of buzz :)

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Good to meet you at the end - thanks for all your help Rajen!

      June 27, 2014

  • Emily M.

    Hi all. I have now written the follow up email with links etc. to all who attended. If you did not receive it I have not got your email address - please drop me a line at [masked] and I'll get it to you. Thanks!

    June 27, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    Will this event be repeated at all?

    June 5, 2014

    • Emily M.

      See details on the Webinar July 9th. And other community conversations in future. Thanks

      June 27, 2014

  • Rayen G.

    My apologies, I woke up with fever and I won't be able to attend. Please let me know about any future event. I am extremely interested in taking part in this discussion and project.
    All the best!

    June 25, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Hope you are feeling better! We look forward to meeting you soon

      June 27, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    Apologies now not able to attend. Birth of grandchild!

    1 · June 25, 2014

    • Rajen

      Congratulations! Hope everyone well :)

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Prodeepta D.

    An excellent exchange of ideas

    2 · June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just found out that I can't leave office before 6pm, so I won't be there on time- I hope somebody on the waiting list can take my place. I hope more events around this topic will be organised in the future.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Anja B.

    I can't make it now, hope someone on the waiting list will take my place! Look forward to future events around this topic.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Francis S.

    We will also be planning future meetings and conversations on this subject in the future and I hope will be able to attend that. For example on July 17th we are holding a meeting to collect some digital (audio) stories of the experiences of migrants.

    So if you are a migrant, you know migrants who would like to be involved or you work with the migrant communities and you would like to take part, then please let us know and come along to this meeting where we will make a number of recordings.

    You can find out more about that at

    Also if you are involved in edication and would like to use these stories in what you do then please let us know.

    June 24, 2014

  • Francis S.

    This meeting is now full and there is a waiting list. We were taken by surprise at the popularity of this meeting but pleased by it. However it means that the meeting is full and we are sorry that there will not be a place available.

    However we have put on a webinar on July 9th at 7.30pm that will cover much the same ground and you would be very welcome to attend this. You can register for that at

    June 24, 2014

  • Iain

    I hope my new job (if I get it/looks promising at the mo) doesn't prevent me from being able to make this....

    June 5, 2014

  • Prodeepta D.

    It is an issue close to my heart and I would certainly like to come along. An excellent initiative, Francis.

    1 · June 5, 2014

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