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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Migrant Work Futures Event

13:00 - 16:00
25 November 2014
Westgate Hall Southampton SO14 2AY

For more information regarding this event, please email Carolin Bothe-Tews at .

Event details

The Work Futures Research Centre (WFRC) will be holding a half day symposium on ‘Migrant Work Futures’ to look at research, policy and evidence about migration, population patterns and employment in the UK. We have invited academics doing research and contributing to debates on this topic to speak at the event alongside representatives from the Trade Union Congress (TUC) who are currently running a ‘Truth Lies and Migrants’ campaign.


12.45 arrivals for a 13.00 start

13.00 Welcome from our chair, Professor Pauline Leonard, Co-Director of WFRC and Professor Catherine Pope (who is one of the co-director of WFRC)

13.10 Professor David Owen (University of Southampton) - the political problem(s) with migrant workers

13.30 Dr Julie Vullnetari (University of Southampton) - immigration, borders and ‘global care chains’

13.50 Ana Margheritis (University of Southampton) - International Migration Management: Opportunities for Multilateral Cooperation

14.10 Dr Tom Vickers (Northumbria University) – refugees, work and activism

14.30 break for refreshments 

15.00 Video Annelise Dodds (MEP) - Migrant Work Futures – the view from the EU

15.15 Megan Dobney (Trade Union Congress) - Truth Lies and Migrants

15.30 Panel discussion

16.00 Close

This Google map shows the venue, nearest Unilink bus stop (U1 which runs from Southampton Airport via Highfield Campus and the central train station to the Town Quay stop close to the venue). Here you can find more details on parking:

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