University of Leicester
University of Leicester
10:00-12:00 Dr Margaret Byron will discuss colonialism and migrant labour in sectors of the British economy. In addition to lecture material, the session will involve a short interactive group activity Email [email protected] http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/scs/activities/black-history-season at University of Leicester

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Colonialism, Migration and Contemporary Britain (Black History Season)

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Event Summary:

10:00-12:00 Dr Margaret Byron will discuss colonialism and migrant labour in sectors of the British economy. In addition to lecture material, the session will involve a short interactive group activity Email [email protected] http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/scs/activities/black-history-season

Full Event Details:

The case study of nurses in Britain’s NHS will illustrate the role of women who migrated from colonies in the Caribbean to work in Britain following WWII. She will show how history repeated itself half a century later as nurses from Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe provide vital services in our contemporary health services. Through labour migration Britain has become a socially and culturally diverse society.

Year 12 and Access students are welcome to attend individually or as part of a school group. Priority will be given to WP students.
Please email [email protected] for booking information.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

50

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Powered by world-class research, the University of Leicester delivers research-inspired education across the Sciences, Humanities, Law, Medicine, the Arts and Business, with staff and students collaborating to create, share and apply knowledge to change the world.

It is a world-leading, diverse and inclusive university based in the UK’s most multicultural city. To celebrate its Centenary in 2021, Leicester is opening the UK’s newest Business School and Students' Union.

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Courses are taught by staff who change the world through innovative and life-changing research. Leicester research breaks new ground and makes an impact globally, covering many different areas, with real-life applications. Students are exposed to the most up-to-date knowledge and teaching informed by this research, as well as encouraged to contribute their own perspectives.







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