Working together to understand new migration and superdiversity in Birmingham: issues, challenges and (policy solutions?)
27 February 2013 (9.30-12.30)
Courtyard Room, Park House, University of Birmingham
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is developing a new Practitioner Research Programme which aims to bring together key organisations and individuals working with new and established migrants to develop better information about migrant communities living in Birmingham. The programme builds on a decade of experience working with community researchers from new migrant communities.
Do you work with new or established migrants?
If so do you have a role in collecting information about migration?
Would you like to improve your information systems on migration?
Is there a particular issue that your organisation would like to know more about?
Are you interested in accredited training in social research?
Those that become involved in the Practitioner Researcher programme will work with IRiS to develop their existing information practices and to develop research strategies around particular issues or areas of interest. Individuals that take part in the programme can receive accredited training in social research and will work alongside a mentor based at the institute to develop their research ideas.
Practitioner researchers will become part of a regional network which will allow them to share information and ideas as well as become involved in joint funding applications for research on new migration. They will develop new skills that will enable them and their organisation to better understand population change in Birmingham.
For further information and a programme of the day please see the programme flyer.
If you are interested in the Practitioner Researcher Programme and would like to know more we would like to invite you to attend this information seminar. Please register your interest with Ann Bolstridge, IRiS Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 414 4967. This is a FREE seminar and places are limited, so we urge you to register your interest as soon as possible.