Getting on in the UK: Migrants, ethnic minorities, networks, social mobility and integration

Posted on Thursday 3rd October 2013

You are invited to join us to discuss recent research findings on:

  • What types of social network do ethnic minorities and refugees possess?
  • Do social networks facilitate social mobility?
  • What is the role of social networks and capital in integration and inclusion?

This event brings together researchers from two project teams, the Nuffield Foundation funded Refugee Integration, Social Networks and Social Capital project (Birmingham and Cardiff) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Poverty, Ethnicity and Social Networks research (Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham), to co-present findings focusing on social network, social media and social capital in minority ethnic and refugee communities.

This event aims specifically at policy makers, service providers, voluntary sector professionals and equality advocates. They will be participatory in nature and allow time for discussion and action planning/reflection.

The events

This event is being held in London (4 November 2013), Cardiff (6 November 2013) and Birmingham (8 November 2013). This is a FREE event funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is part of the Festival of Social Science programme. Places are limited and registration is essential.

For how to book please see our Events flyer (PDF).

For further information about these events, please contact Ann Bolstridge, IRiS Manager,