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Studying in the UK: An International Dream

By: Khushi Handa The story of why people choose to become international

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The Art of Borrowing: Facilitating Integration into New Communities

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale In a time of transition and the possibility of

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The Lightless Sky My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee (2019)

by Alison Hramiak Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene GhouriAtlantic Books, London

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Review of Hear Our Stories – An Anthology of Writings on Migration (2023)

Available at: Hear Our Stories \ Support Us Review by Alison Hramiak 

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From Aleppo to Telford

Nour Majan describes her journey from Syria and her ten years in the UK

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Policy work on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers

Richard Williams describes the story of his policy work advocating for

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Faith, belonging and cultural identity

Sadiqa discusses faith, belonging and cultural identity

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100 years of Polish migration stories

Jola Pieskowska discusses her career and some of the history of Polish

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War, oppression and prejudice

Prof Marius Turda discusses the transition from communism for Eastern

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Eugenics, Ant-Roma Racism and vulnerability

Prof. Marius Turda discusses eugenics, anti-Roma racism and possible

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The Road Much Travelled

Aman shares insights into UK and Indian culture and useful advice for anyone

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Advocating for the Eastern European Community

Adina describes growing up in communist Romania and her work advocating for

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Finding Commonalities Transforms the Lives of Those in Need

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Explore the inspiring story of Aliya Abidi, a

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The reality of living in a Home Office Hotel 

The plate in a Home Office hotel By Ruth Ruth writes of daily life in a Home

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A Shield Against Exploitation: Why Migrants Need to Understand Their Rights

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale As we celebrate International Migrants Day, this

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Rights for All: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 75

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale #MigrantsDay, #RefugeeRights, #MigrationStories,

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Cultural Tapestry: Navigating Dual Identities 

Cultural Tapestry: Navigating Dual Identities 

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale   The children and grandchildren of the

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Black History Month – Not Just for October!

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale When you experience predominantly negative or even a

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Listening to the voice of migrant children

Photo by Eric Masur by Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Migrant statistics might be

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Ten Interesting Facts about Hear Our Stories

By Teresa Norman Fascinating facts about the anthology of migrant writings

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Making Cross Cultural Connections

Making Cross Cultural Connections

Making Cross-Cultural Connections Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale The TGIUK anthology

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<strong>What Day is Green Day? St Patrick’s Day, of course.</strong>

What Day is Green Day? St Patrick’s Day, of course.

March 17th is not just a day to honour Ireland’s patron saint; it’s the

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Leda’s Story

Leda’s Story

Interview by Teresa Norman A story of an entrepreneurial Greek Cypriot

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Christmas Across the Cultures

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Living in the UK, we now have the opportunity to

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If You Do Just One Thing …

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Celebrating International Migrants Daywith practical

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MOT for Men – Easy Steps to a Healthier You

An overview of some of the easy steps men can take to improve their physical

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Follow NHS Guidance to Avoid the Twindemic This Winter.

Follow NHS Guidance to Avoid the Twindemic This Winter.

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Linked-In profile With the cost of living a

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Review of an exhibition by the Ukrainian artist, Alina Potemska by Teresa Norman

Review of an exhibition by the Ukrainian artist, Alina Potemska by Teresa Norman

“We need to proclaim and witness the truth.” A quote from the

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<strong>Plant A Tree: Change a Life</strong>

Plant A Tree: Change a Life

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale The story of how a Syrian refugee has refocused his

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With Gratitude and Respect: A Sense Of Loss and A Hope Of Continuity.

With Gratitude and Respect: A Sense Of Loss and A Hope Of Continuity.

A tribute to HM, Queen Elizabeth II, whose death brought sadness to a great

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Ukrainian Refugees: A personal story and how you can help

Ukrainian Refugees: A personal story and how you can help

Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Linked-In Profile In discussion Alina Potemska who

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A Mother By Any Other Name, But Just As Loved

A Mother By Any Other Name, But Just As Loved

Celebrating Mother’s Day is more than celebrating biological mothers, it

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The Change Starts Within Us – #BreakTheBias

The Change Starts Within Us – #BreakTheBias

Sinead Mangan-Mc Hale As part of the 2022 International Women’s Day, we

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Limbo (dir. Ben Sharrock, 2020) – searching for home in stillness and solitude.

‘Are you changing your sheets? Every week, Omar?’ Omar, a young Syrian

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Say it Loud

Say it Loud

Trust and Belief: A world of difference for LGBTQ+ refugees Sinéad

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Separation, Integration, Progression – Time To Bridge The Gap

The second thought provoking article with Dr Marius Turda, who discusses the

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Why cultural awareness matters and how to get it right

Why cultural awareness matters and how to get it right

Adina Maglan writes about the importance of culturally aware and thoughtful

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The True Spirit of Christmas

Given the complexities of the British asylum process, many migrants and

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Racism, The Real Pandemic

Racism is a persistent disease from which too many people suffer. For some,

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Working for More Than Money

Making a change to move to a new country, can also lead to an exciting

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The Brightest Of All Festivals

The Brightest Of All Festivals

At the core of Diwali is the triumph of good over evil and light over

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Thinkpiece – On Stephen Vertovec’s “Superdiversity’’

Thinkpiece – On Stephen Vertovec’s “Superdiversity’’ A overview of

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Simple Steps to Cut Down on Household Costs

Some useful tips which might help reduce household costs in an economic

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It’s Our Black History Month

Sharing the untold stories of how every day Black people made a real impact

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An old newspaper

A winning entry in the TogetherintheUK story telling competition. Inspired

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Home: A Sense of Belonging

Home is where we feel safe and welcome. When migrants begin their journey,

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9 lives

A winning entry in the TogetherintheUK storytelling competition which tells

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Connecting the Journey from Dream to Reality

A dream inspired by Harry Potter and a love of all things British has

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From Ghana To The UK: A Circle Of Immigration

Meet Dr Susan Ozer, who since arriving in the UK from Ghana, has made a

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Ocean out of whispers

Ocean out of whispers

A review of the beautifully crafted debut novel from Onjali Rauf, The Boy at

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Invisible Heroes

Read the award winning essay, Invisible Heroes, from TogetherintheUK’s

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The TogetherintheUK Awards

The TogetherintheUK Awards

Discover the amazing winners of the TogetherintheUK 2021 Storytelling

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Know Your Value

For decades, migrants and their descendants have contributed to Britain’s

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June 30th Deadline Approaching: The EU Settlement Scheme

The deadline for applying for the EU Settlement Scheme is 30th June 2021.

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The Call We All Dread

To be able to say goodbye and be part of the burial process is important in

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Love and solidarity in the West Midlands

Love and solidarity in the West Midlands

A review of the creative and innovative My City 2021exhibition, a three year

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A conversation between Dayana and Teresa of TogetherintheUK

Dayana’s, a migrant from Columbia, shares her story of her path to a Tier

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Struggling for, struggling with “I”: on Jay Bernard’s ‘Poetry & I’

A review of the invigorating discussion on the 2021 BBC 4 popular radio

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Building Close Connections

As a migrant, making friends is crucial in building a life in the UK. Even

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Connecting Cultures – An Insight into Ramadan

As a migrant, embracing a new culture is exhilarating, equally respecting

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Your National Insurance Number – it’s important

If you work in the UK, you need a National Insurance (NI) number, but

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The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Written together with Muna Alyusuf Poetry is a wonderful way of forming

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Running a Story Telling Competition

TGIUK shares the experience of developing and implementing a story telling

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Writers Who Inspire Us

Writers Who Inspire Us

In line with the TGIUK Story Telling competition, we review some other

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Bringing Together Two Cultures; Spanglish

Bringing Together Two Cultures; Spanglish

An Interview with Cristian Pedraza When you move to a new country and know

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An Interview with Sunder Katwala – Part 2

An Interview with Sunder Katwala – Part 2

The COVID lockdown resulted in a surge of digital connections but as one

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An interview with Sunder Katwala Part 1

An interview with Sunder Katwala Part 1

A think tank and charity that sets itself apart by actively engaging with

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Launching a Migrant Story-telling Competition

Launching a Migrant Story-telling Competition

The thinking and creativity behind developing a story telling competition

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International Migrants Day, December 18th: Reflecting on 5 years of TogetherintheUK

International Migrants Day, December 18th: Reflecting on 5 years of TogetherintheUK

On a significant day for migrants, TGIUK look over their progress since

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Moving beyond ‘East and West’: An Interview with John Ho

Moving beyond ‘East and West’: An Interview with John Ho

The high quality of the UK education system is recognised globally and

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Celebrating Black History Month:  Noha reviews ‘Rocks’

Celebrating Black History Month: Noha reviews ‘Rocks’

‘Friendship as the beating heart’: A review of

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National Boss Day 2020

Coming to the UK, migrants have to adjust to a different culture, but what

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From Zimbabwe to Manchester

From Zimbabwe to Manchester

A very personal insight into making the transition from life in Zimbabwe to

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A European love story – Made in the UK

A European love story – Made in the UK

It was April 1954 when I finished form at a protestant nun school. I

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Friendship through Food

Celebrating the tapestry of friendship woven through the shared experience

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Navigating Britain – e-Book Promotion

Navigating Britain – e-Book Promotion

Presenting TGIUK’s first eBook; an anthology of migrant stories from

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Reinvention through Migration: Carlos’s story

Reinvention through Migration: Carlos’s story

‘I wanted to the opportunity to reinvent myself’ A thought provoking

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A British-born perspective on multiculturalism and migration

Three TGIUK volunteers give personal accounts on how and environment of

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How to tell a story that finds an audience: A workshop on storytelling by Martin Plaut

Join acclaimed storyteller Martin Plaut in a captivating workshop designed

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Refugee Tales

Refugee Tales

In order for us to foster empathy, understanding, and a deeper connection to

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Review of ‘British Bangladeshis’ in A Very British History: BBC programme

A deeply personal portrayal of the sacrifices and contributions of the

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YuYu’s insights on why stories matter, and how to reach an audience

Exploring different concepts behind the art and science of crafting and

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Volunteering – A good route to your future

Volunteering – A good route to your future

By Noha Choudhury Volunteering provides migrants with opportunities to

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From Aleppo to Telford

From Aleppo to Telford

Delve into Nour’s experiences as she grapples with the intricacies of

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Dentistry Journey – License to practice

Journey with Carolin as she shares her experience in transferring her

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Learning English

English proficiency is often a key factor in facilitating social integration

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Welcome Presents a warm welcome with Food, Film and Friendship’

Welcome Presents a warm welcome with Food, Film and Friendship’

Interview with Welcome Kitchen and Presents Discover how Welcome Presents, a

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Parenting in another culture: wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, we acknowledge the strength and resilience

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A Poem to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience,

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What kindness makes possible

At a recent TGIUK joint event, many migrant stories were shared and amongst

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Learning from Making Migration Work

Learning from Making Migration Work

Learning about migration at the Making Migration Work Event on February 5th,

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Interview with the entrepreneur: Bayo Adelaja

Migrants often have a strong drive to succeed, fuelled by their aspirations

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I was born here in England – by Richard Roach

I was born here in England – by Richard Roach

Relish the striking images conveyed through the poetic skills of the young

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A joyful celebration of the contribution that migrants make to UK life

A joyful celebration of the contribution that migrants make to UK life

Meet two of the main sponsors of an event that celebrates and highlights the

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Join us in a very personal reflection on the emotional journey migrants

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The vital importance of social connection – an interview with TimePeace

The vital importance of social connection – an interview with TimePeace

Interview with TimePeace. Discover how one organisation is transforming the

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New beginnings: Hannah’s story

New beginnings: Hannah’s story

Follow the inspiring journey of a young migrant girl as she shares the story

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End of Year Report for 2019 from TogetherintheUK

End of Year Report for 2019 from TogetherintheUK

A year-end review of the achievements of TGIUK as we continue to support

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Time for Reflection and wishing everyone well for 2020.

Time for Reflection and wishing everyone well for 2020.

The Festive Season A time for reflection! Explore the meaning of connection

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Making a new start – with the right support

Making a new start – with the right support

Interview with Housing Justice As part of the TGIUK series on Belonging,

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Making it your own – I am a Londoner

Making it your own – I am a Londoner

Learn some of the lived experiences of migrants who shared their thoughts on

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Belonging: the importance of faith based institutions to migrants

Explore, through the words of one migrant as she explains, the vital role of

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An interview with Brighton Table Tennis Club

Explore how a local sports club has won a Certificate of Sanctuary for how

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Only Connect

Only Connect

As part of our focus on emotional and mental health, explore the emotional

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The Five Steps To Mental Wellbeing

The Five Steps To Mental Wellbeing

In our first article on emotional and mental health, travel with two TGIUK

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The lowdown on accelerator programmes

If you are a budding entrepreneur dive into the world of start-up

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A brief history of employment rights – focussing on Equality Law

From its inception to the present day, explore the societal forces and

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Redundancy – an occupational hazard – Willem’s story.

Redundancy – an occupational hazard – Willem’s story.

With a flexible UK economy, redundancy is a fact of life. For some, it can

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Learning English helps you find a job: Katana’ story

Finding employment in a new country can be a daunting task. We talk with

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Living and studying in Aberysytwyth

A personal story of one student’s life as he adapted to a new close-knit

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Year 8 and the new marking system

Offering insights from a Year 8 student’s perspective, we explore the

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Reflections on the first year at secondary school

Reflections on the first year at secondary school

Learn from the perspective of a student who embarked on the challenging and

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Walk with us on September 28th, 2019

Making social connections is key to adapting to a new life in a different

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Some historical insights into the history of migration

Explore the many economic impacts the Huguenots, who fled from France as

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Introduction to the Moving Matters Report by Karen Ang

Introduction to the Moving Matters Report by Karen Ang

Karen’s introduction to the research report given on July 10th at the

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Refugee Tales, July 2019

Refugee Tales, July 2019

Journey along the Refugee Tales, a storytelling walk inspired by Chaucer’s

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How I won my war by Charly Ngouh. A Book Review

A deeply personal account of life in a dysfunctional family and the pain in

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Brexit and the Referendum Explained by Hannah Marshall

A scholar’s review of the impact of the Brexit campaign, the reaction of

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Time to have a meaningful conversation

Time to have a meaningful conversation

Insights on engaging in dialogue with people from diverse backgrounds, with

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Don’t Click Send Yet

At TogetherintheUK, we are always aiming to give you as much information as

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Do something practical, work in a multicultural team and build!

Do something practical, work in a multicultural team and build!

Tyler here shares her insights on moving to the UK and tells us about her

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Review of 2018

So, what did we do? During 2018, we continued to explore what it is like to

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

The Second World War has a central place in British culture, being the topic

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Multiculturalism is as ancient as the Romans

As we celebrate Black History Month, through an amazing archaeological find,

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Coming out day – Challenging the Norm

Coming out day – Challenging the Norm

Today is International Coming Out today, and here below Gary McFegan shares

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018: Top tips and useful resources

World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018: Top tips and useful resources

Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World The majority of us will

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Hope and Growth

Is it a lie that in life, there’s much to gain and for growth a price

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Open plan offices – pros and cons

As jobs are changing continuously because of the internet and new

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Democracy – it matters.

Democracy – it matters.

This blog is quite rightly written by Kosta, a Founder Director of TGIUK and

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Falling back in time!

Our warm summery evenings are coming to an end with a chill in the air and

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Pensions – National Pension Awareness Day, September 15th

Pensions are one of those things that you should think about and take action

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A day at the seaside and some top tips

A day at the seaside and some top tips

Here are Jack’s memories of a day at the seaside this summer. It was a

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Here comes the summer!

Here comes the summer!

Ok, so we are all a bit hot and sweaty in the heat and the temptation is to

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Hotter than July!

Hotter than July!

This week, we are focussing on the heat! London is very hot and sometimes

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Be a part of TogetherintheUK: Subscribe

Be a part of TogetherintheUK: Subscribe

Please Subscribe to our Newsletter! Since 2015, TogetherintheUK’s purpose

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World Cup Special!

World Cup Special!

Breaking Boundaries with ‘The Beautiful Game’ This month’s World Cup

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Business Review: Startup Open House

Business Review: Startup Open House

On Thursday 14th of June, we joined the Startup Open House event the took

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Online World today, Now!

So, are you feeling a bit stuck? You have studied hard but you can’t

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Refugee Week, June 18th – 24th, 2018

Refugee Week, June 18th – 24th, 2018

TogetherintheUK is a resource for everyone who has migrated here, whether

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Coming to Live in London: An Interview with Brigitte

Coming to Live in London: An Interview with Brigitte

What surprised you when you first came to the UK? I was surprised to be able

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Why volunteer?

Why volunteer?

This blog comes out of a fascinating conversation about different attitudes

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Volunteers’ Week, 1st to 7th June

Volunteers’ Week, 1st to 7th June

Volunteer’s Week The UK has hundreds of volunteering opportunities and

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Literary festival this weekend in Deptford

Festivals In the UK, 12 million adults a year attend a festival, most of

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Don’t Worry about Brexit – A Chance Encounter at Kew Gardens

Don’t Worry about Brexit – A Chance Encounter at Kew Gardens

Finding myself queuing at Kew Gardens, I chatted to a Swedish man who had

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Choosing Middlesex University and to live in London – An interview with Alia

Choosing Middlesex University and to live in London – An interview with Alia

Why did you decide to come and study in the UK? Initially, in 2012, I

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World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day – 1st Thursday in March “Stephen King called them

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Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

TGIUK’s top tips to survive (and enjoy!) the snow    I am

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Good Food, Inspiring Speakers, Great Company

Good Food, Inspiring Speakers, Great Company

Well, since 2016, we have been exploring what it means for newcomers to come

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Cultural dimensions

I happened to be sitting in a steam bath along with a few other people. I

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Starting Secondary School

Those of you following the blog, may remember Jack who told us what it was

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‘Aiming for a goal keeps you moving’

As we post more stories from people who have journeyed here from another

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Review of the Opening Gala of the London Migration Film Festival

London Migration Film Festival. A Review of the Opening Night 2017 Well, the

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Getting fired

A French and Spanish women were comparing the UK to Spain and France with

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American insights into living in London, UK

Click on this link to find some great insights from an American student on

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A Mexican view

  Many of our stories have been from people who live in the city but here

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Living in the UK countryside:Farmers Markets

Living in the UK countryside:Farmers Markets

TGIUK welcomes James’s back with his interesting insights about living

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Back to school

Well, the Christmas holidays are now over and everyone is back to school or

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

TGIUK has been celebrating Christmas in the UK, sharing pictures of

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Christmas in the UK

TGIUK would like to wish all our readers a very merry Christmas. Every

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A Turkish/Turkish Cypriot perspective

A Turkish/Turkish Cypriot Perspective A Meeting with Musa, Enver and Ela

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1000 plus visitors

1000 plus visitors

We have reached a milestone this month, we have  now had 1,000 visitors to

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Top tips on c.vs and your social media profile

TGIUK recently ran a workshop on how to put a CV together for the job market

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Joining the UK professions

This blog is about giving advice on how to get a job in the profession you

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Aiming for a goal

As we post more stories from people who have journeyed here from another

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Giving it your best shot- learning from others

Here are some wonderful observations from Tudor from Romania, another story

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Putting together the traditional and the contemporary combining a UK and African perspective

Putting together the traditional and the contemporary combining a UK and African perspective

Please see below some wonderful art from Robert Bakama, an artist from

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Surprised?

I thought I might add something today about the different ways the English

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Remainer or Brexiteer?

Remainer or Brexiteer?

I am amazed at the new way of categorising people by their political belief

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Celebrating being TogetherintheUK

This blog is all about celebrating the UK’s multiculturalism and

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Reasons to be cheerful -post referendum

Many of us are still coming to terms with the breakup of our relationship

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The shock of the referendum

  The shock of the referendum I used to hear a joke which I liked about the

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The cost of cost cutting

The cost of cost cutting

In the UK, we have a very flexible labour market. Economists think this is a

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6 curious facts about the UK

I have asked some friends for some unusual facts about the UK and come up

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The Art of Feedback

The Art of Feedback

The Art of Understanding and giving feedback. I have come across feedback

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First impressions

Santho’s story Santho writes here about her first experiences when

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Helpfulness and applying for jobs

Gianni’s story here comments on our helpfulness as well as the

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Jokes, greetings, space and the internet

I love Kina’s observations here.  We have seen before that when you

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British Mean Time

One of the things that we are hot on in the UK is people keeping to

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You need to know how money works

Selassi’s story Immigration is a tough business, leaving everything

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But you’re rich now!

This whole blog is about the experience of immigration to the UK and what

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Interesting – a view from lebanon

My Lebanese neighbour tells me that when she first arrived here, she was

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A West African view

Well, what might you be surprised by when you arrive in the UK from West

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CL Murray’s insights into cleaning in the UK

This blog is all about the small details when you come to the UK that no one

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More observations

Here are a few quick observations from people from around the world:

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Insights from Canada

Please find below the insight and advice from someone from Canada. There are

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Customer service in the UK

The UK does not do customer service in the same way as say Canada and the

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Challenges when you come to the UK

Asking people who have immigrated here about the challenges when you move

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The Weather

When I ask people who have immigrated here, what has most surprised them or

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How are you?

In the UK, we say hello and then we say how are you? The response is fine

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Getting fired

Discussing the difference between careers in France and Spain, I learnt that

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Keep calm and carry on

A Frenchman described the British sense of humour to me today as keep calm

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Help and support

  Thanks very much to Ibrahim for alerting me to the link not working.

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Halloween

Going out into London today, there were some wonderful creepy decorated

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Learning from recent conversations

We have been going out and asking people who have immigrated to the UK what

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Everyday misunderstandings

James’s story reminded me of an incident I had about a couple of years

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Advice on when to send a x

I recently heard this item on the radio: A German did not understand that

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Living in the UK

What might you not know when you arrive in a new country and in the UK? You

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