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Conference Programme 2016


We invite you to join us at this year’s Migration Research Unit (MRU) Student Conference which offers a forum for discussing the reception and integration of refugees in a number of different contexts.

Students from across the UK and Europe will present their research to initiate an interdisciplinary debate on refugee agency, non-conventional responses to the current migration ‘crisis’ and representational discourses. Attendees will be given a chance to reflect on how research involving refugees presents methodological and ethical challenges through a number of exciting panel discussions.

Have you ever reflected on how the media’s use of language and images influences our perception of refugees? Have you ever thought about how the architecture of reception centres influences refugees’ experiences? Are you interested in hearing about the situation in the Calais Camps from researchers on the ground?

Join us in discussing these and many more questions and think beyond borders.

Conference Programme 2016



We are very delighted to announce Maurice Wren, Chief Executive at the Refugee Council, as our keynote speaker at this year’s MRU Student Conference ‘Moving Beyond Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Refuge’.

Find out more about the Refugee Council and its work: