• Tues 19 July 2022 – LGBTIQ+ and Refugees Networking/Allyship

    On 19th July 2022, while the university celebrated graduation, Dr Niroshan Ramachandran (Lecturer in Criminology and member of the Migration Working Group – North West at Edge Hill University) in collaboration with Han Dayea Catahan from Micro Rainbow organised the LGBTIQ+ Asylum Seekers and Refugees Networking/Allyship at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. This event was funded […]

  • Morella Vargas Pinto

    It has been a pleasure to work with Edge Hill University in the partnership with the ASK Club at the Ecumenical Centre in Skelmersdale. Teaching on this project has been a great opportunity to offer skills and knowledge to those who really need it and make a difference to a person’s language ability and experience […]

  • Rahul Babu

    Teaching has always been my passion. When I was offered an opportunity to teach at the asylum and refugee center at Skelmersdale, I was both thrilled and apprehensive at the same time. It was a remarkable experience that I had on my first day. I was so happy to find such an overwhelming and enthusiastic […]

  • Sampling the local knowledge – return migration to the Balkans

    Dr Zana Vathi was invited to give a talk on return migration for a workshop organised in Skopje on the 4th of April 2018, which aimed at informing a Strategy for Reintegration in FYROM, organised by the European Policy Institute. Her talked focused particularly on the vulnerabilities of returnees, emphasising the needs of women and […]

  • NCCR On the Move

    NCCR On the Move – Neuchatel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies Niroshan Ramachandran participated in the NCCR On the Move – Neuchatel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies on 13 and 14 September 2018 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The NCCR – On the Move is the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for migration […]

  • Brexit Night with the Merseyside Skeptics Society

    Brexit Night with the Merseyside Skeptics Society On 21 February 2019, Merseyside Skeptics Society organized a ‘Brexit Night’, which featured members of the Migration Working Group – North West. Ruxandra Trandafoiu (EHU Media) was invited to give a talk about ‘EU Migrants of the North West: Continuations and Disruptions in the Post-Brexit Era’, a project conceived […]

  • Refugees and Migrants, behind the headlines

    On the 6th of February Dr Zana Vathi was invited to give a talk as part of the monthly meetings of WorldWide Wednesdays, alongside other migration stakeholders in the region. The event aimed to increase awareness on migrants and refugees in the North West by drawing on Liverpool’s long history of (im)migration. It was also […]


    THE MWG-NW DIRECTORS DISSEMINATE RESEARCH FINDINGS ON THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON EU CITIZENS IN THE NORTH WEST As Brexit debates reach crucial stages, the two MWG-NW directors are fully engaged in disseminating the preliminary findings of their Brexit-focused study ‘EU Migrants in the North West: Continuation and Disruptions in the post-Brexit Era’. The project […]

  • Academics – Meet – Practitioners Impact Event

    Linking Research with Policy and Practice: Refugee Arrival and Settlement in Liverpool and Glasgow 22 February 2019 at New Start Head Office, Kensington, Liverpool. On the 22nd February 2019 Migration Working Group – North West celebrated its first anniversary with an annual event, Academics – Meet – Practitioners. The event brought together academics, practitioners, asylum seekers and refugees from […]

  • RET-MIG Research Network led by Dr Zana Vathi

    New research network on return migration led by the MWG-NW director, Dr Zana Vathi The Migration Working Group – North West (MWG-NW) has been awarded seed funding by IMISCOE  for a new research network on return migration. Entitled ‘Revisiting Return Migration in Shifting Geopolitics’, the RET-MIG network is based on the observation that the symbolic and the […]