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UEL Research Conference: Session 7 – Narrative

Beyond ‘illegal immigration’: Intersectional  narratives of the UK/Schengen border
Nira Yuval-Davis, Kathryn Cassidy, & Georgie Wemyss, School of Law and Social Sciences‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Based on ethnographic research at the Schengen/non-Schengen border, centred on Calais and Dover but reaching inland and along the coast to other places where the border is experienced, this talk will explore the intersectional, gendered and situated everyday experiences of the border. Individual narratives from both sides of the border are analysed in the context of industrial decline, unemployment, government and private sector regeneration, changing immigration regulations and global conflict. Download the full abstract

Measuring Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Superdiverse Communities in the UK
Whitney Babakus-Curry, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time are key factors to target in an effort to curb high chronic disease morbidity and mortality among migrant groups in the UK. There is limited published evidence documenting objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in migrant families and little high quality self-report evidence. This talk will explore and present findings from three studies utilising 3 different methods of measuring physical activity and sedentary time patterns among migrant adults and children in the UK. Download the full abstract

Dr.VoelaAngie_001A place of their own? The Docklands campus in students’ narratives and photography
Angie Voela, School of Law and Social Sciences‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

The view that a sense of belonging in an educational setting enhances learning has gained ground in educational literature. Undergraduate students from various programmes at the University of East London were invited to take part in a university funded research that would explore belonging and feeling at home at the Docklands Campus. Download the full abstract.

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