Tag : Immigration

Keeping up with the Khans: It’s a case of us and them

3 years ago / 0 comments

Channel 4’s new documentary series, Keeping Up With the Khans, explores issues raised by foreign immigration in Page Hall, a Sheffield suburb. With the huge refugee crisis bringing thousands of migrants to British shores, the topic of immigration is certainly a hot one that has caused considerable debate, many dubbing … Read More

My Case, My Journey – stories of Leeds women in migrant communities

4 years ago / 0 comments

A new exhibition giving an insight into the experiences and cultural heritages of Leeds’ international women is to be showcased from today. ‘My Case, My Journey’ will open its doors in The MillSpace at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills from the 5th of March to the 30th of May … Read More

News | Chancellor criticises drop in Indian students

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University Chancellor has called for more Indian students following a ‘dramatic drop’ in their number at Leeds. Broadcaster and peer, Melvyn Bragg criticised ‘clumsy visa changes’ and limited opportunities for international students to remain in the UK after studying, adding, “As we close our doors to these brilliant young … Read More

Features | Where have all the International students gone?

5 years ago / 0 comments

With the number of international students studying at UK Universities decreasing in recent years, Joseph Birch investigates where all the international students have gone and why they’re staying away.   A report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has revealed that numbers of International and EU students … Read More

Theatre | Refugee Boy – a seamless production

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: West Yorkshire Playhouse At the level of individuals, politics can be a prison. It binds ethnicities to boundaries, families to states and its victims are those who remain caught between its narrowly and neatly defined borders. Lemn Sissay’s portrayal of the harrowing conditions facing a young refugee as he … Read More

Comment | In defense of immigrants

5 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this week (w/c 4th November), UCL published a comprehensive study on the effects of the presence of immigrants from the eight countries which joined the EU in 2004.  It found that every year since their arrival, they had made a positive contribution to the state of public finance.  While … Read More

Comment | The sad plight of asylum seekers

5 years ago / 0 comments

The past few weeks have seen further crack downs on illegal immigrants, along with a tightening of restrictions on access to public services. From ‘go home’ vans to fining landlords who rent to illegal immigrants, the government’s approach to immigration has been widely criticised as blunt and heavy handed. However, … Read More

Theatre | Refugee Boy

6 years ago / 0 comments

5/5 Stars Unsurprisingly the cast of Refugee Boy took their bows this Wednesday to thunderous applause. With their raw, forceful, yet incredibly human performances, Alem (Fisayo Akinade) and his supporting actors completely blew us away. They successfully navigate through a civil war, knife crime, foster homes, and the government red … Read More