Social Networks and Lockdown

DiPLab online seminar with Louise Ryan and me, next June 16th. For further information:

Our bi-monthly DiPLab online seminar will welcome Dr Alessio D’Angelo (Univ. Nottingham) and Prof Louise Ryan (London Metropolitan Univ.) for a talk on the impact of Covid19 restrictions upon social networks of relationality and support. The seminar will be held online on the platform Big Blue Button. To receive the link, please register by sending an email with your full name and institutional affiliation at:

Supporting migrant students through the pandemic

Call for Papers – deadline 24th March 2021
Online conference – 25th-26th May 2021

Go to the event webpage

Lockdowns and school ‘closures’ in response to Covid-19 have caused major disruptions to the lives and educational experiences of everyone. This impact, however, has not been the same for all, and children from disadvantaged backgrounds are facing disproportionate difficulties and widening educational gaps. In fact, since the first lockdowns of Spring 2020, distance learning has proved to be a multiplier of educational inequalities, at the intersection of class, gender, (dis)ability, ethnicity and migration status.

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Supporting migrant students: community responses

18 March 2021 – Online event

Second event I have the pleasure to co-organise with NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research). After our earlier event for schools, this knowledge-exchange workshop aims to bring together NGOs and community practitioners to discuss how to best support newly arrived migrant and refugee students during Covid-19 lockdowns. This is a partnership between icPSP (International Centre for Public and Social Policy, University of Nottingham) and NIESR, with the support of the ESRC and the Social Policy Association (SPA). For further information and to book a place, click here.

Supporting Migrant Pupils during lockdowns

I am involved in co-organising this practitioners’ workshop on how schools can support newly arrived migrants during Covid-19. Run by NIESR in partnership with the University of Nottingham (icPSP), the event is open to teachers, headteachers, EAL coordinators from the UK, Italy and Spain.

This is the first event in a series on Supporting Newly Arrived Migrants During Lockdown. The second event will focus on learning and best practice from third sector organisations, and the third event will take an academic perspective and will be open to researchers.

For further information and to book a free place – click here.

Imiscoe Spring Conference 2016

Young people at risk of becoming NEET: evidence, policies and challenges

13 November 2015, Middlesex University

Organised by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), this conference will bring together stakeholders, policy makers and researchers working on education and school-to-work transitions at a European, national and local level.

My colleagues and I will present the preliminary findings of an extensive survey with schools across several sites in England, carried out as part of the wide-scale EU-funded project, Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (

For further information click here.

Justice Cuttings

legal aid cuts and experiences of accessing justice for those in need
November 9th, 2015, London

I am co-convening this event on the impact of legal aid and other funding cuts on access to justice for those in need. The initiative is funded by the Social Policy Association (SPA) and organised in partnership between Middlesex University and Toynbee Hall.

For further information and to book a place click here:

SPRC 25th Anniversary – 4 March 2015

On Wednesday 4 March (from 2.00pm) the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University will host a symposium celebrating our work, new publications and contributions to researching migration, social diversity and inequalities.

The event will also include the inaugural lecture of Professor Louise Ryan (from 5.00-6.00pm) and finish with drinks and refreshments.

The full programme of the event and the speakers will be available in January 2015, so for now please save the date in your 2015 diaries and we look forward to seeing you on 4 March 2015. More SPRC news on: and

New large-scale EU migrations to the UK and the challenging of free movement

New paper by Alessio D’Angelo & Eleonore Kofman at the international the conference:

Old Routes, New Migrants: Lessons from the South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis.

3-4 December 2014, Université de Liège (Belgium)
CEDEM event with the support of FRS-FNRS and the University of Liège.

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