Nottingham Talks: Immigration in Britain 2018

Stimulating a more open debate on the topic of immigration

Nottingham Talks: Immigration in Britain 2018
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This project received pledges on Wed 04 Apr 2018

summary and motivations

Immigration Education Nottingham (IEN) is excited to announce “ Nottingham Talks: Immigration in Britain 2018 ”, Nottingham’s biggest public assembly on the key national issue of immigration. Our purpose is to bring the discussion back to the people, many of whom throughout the political spectrum feel dissatisfied with the establishment that runs this country and that their voices are being marginalised.

Featuring panels of national experts on immigration policies , costs and benefits of immigration and integration, we hope to empower our citizens, equipping them with a base for their own viewpoints and arguments to stand strong against misinformation and the empty rhetoric of media and politicians.

We also strive to create understanding of different perspectives, in the hope of closing the gap between an ever-polarized society.

Lastly, we would like to make the Assembly more interactive than most conference-style events.  While our panelists will be contributing expertise to the discussion, we have allocated a substantial amount of time for audience participation.  We will be running workshops to help people to "pinpoint" their main concerns and how the country can move forward with immigration, and there will be a longer Q&A session to allow for the audience to properly engage in the debate and direct questions to the speakers.

Here's an outline of our panels:

Panel 1 : Comparing National Migration Policy to Other International Models: Looking at The UK Vetting System and Questioning Whether it is “Too Easy” to Settle in the UK.

Panel 2: The Economic and Social Impact of Migration: Looking at both the National Community and Individual Citizen Levels of Impact on our Economic Well-being and Our Country’s Services Provision.

Panel 3: The State of Integration Between Diverse Communities : How Well Have Migrants Integrated into UK Communities at both the National and Local Level?

However, we urgently need your support in raising the money required to make this great event happen!

Who we are

Immigration Education Nottingham is a student-led organization active in the city of Nottingham. We strive to spread information on immigration in the UK and engage with the local community, MPs and schools, where we deliver classes on the topic.

For this event, we are collaborating with the local branch of the Network for International Law Students (NILS) and European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) , both of which are independent and non-political student-led organizations.

How will the money be allocated?

Primarily, our funds will contribute towards the venue, equipment and minimum levels of printing and advertising needed.  Since the conference is planned to last 4 hours in the middle of the day, we would like be able to provide food and refreshments for everyone attending, while keeping the event free !

As our speakers will be travelling from different cities in the UK to participate voluntarily, we also would like to cover our speakers' travel expenses .

If we exceed the minimum amount required to run the assembly, we would like to hire an adjacent room to allow people to have a proper break in between panels .  This will also provide more space for food and drink preparations, as well as an opportunity to network!

Here's the breakdown of our costs:

  • Venue hire:                                            £390
  • Audio and visual equipment hire:          £100
  • Printing (Programme and posters):         £60
  • Refreshments:                                        £100
  • Food: (approx)                                        £200
  • Adjacent room for food and drinks:         £330
  • Speaker Travel Reimbursement: (estimated at around £40 per speaker x 6) = £240

find us online

For more updates about the assembly - including how you can get involved with the event - and the IEN project in general, follow us on our social media pages!




want to help?

Donating money isn't the only way in which people can support the event.  As mentioned, we're also opening up the opportunity for people to volunteer in the running of the assembly .  To express your interest in volunteering, drop an email to

Alternatively, the easiest way you can help is to SHARE this crowdfunding page on your social media!   You can become a Follower/Helper by using the social media buttons at the top of the page.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our project!