Tackling the hostile environment: understanding the challenges facing migrants in the UK (Scotland)

18 January 2024, 10:30 - 12:00
Online (Zoom)

Tackling the hostile environment: understanding the challenges facing migrants in the UK-
Thursday 18 January 10:30am-12 noon

What to expect

The creation by the UK government of deliberately hostile environment for workers from abroad has been one of the most disgusting spectacles in an era of disgusting spectacles. This interactive online workshop will explore how we got there and what we, as UCU members, can do about it.

The session aims to explore how we can build solidarity between staff and also between migrant and non-migrant staff and students. It will also cover how UCU can practice solidarity with migrant members and the wider migrant community in the UK.

UCU is a powerful anti-racist voice so if you would like to join like-minded colleagues in discussing how we can transform the hostile environment into one of welcoming solidarity please, please join us.

Learning Aims

By the end of this UCU online workshop participants will

  • Know more about the challenges faced by migrant staff and students in post 16 education and beyond
  • Understand how to show practical solidarity with migrant staff
  • Explore how we can ensure that workplaces and the union are inclusive spaces for migrant staff.

How UCU CPD webinars work

The taught session will last for about 75 minutes, after which time we take 10-15 minutes to discuss the issues raised. The total time commitment will be around an hour and a half.

You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.

Once registered you will be sent a meeting number and password for the webinar using zoom. You will be able to join the session from about 10 minutes before the stated start time. I would also recommend that you do join 5 to 10 minutes early as you will need to be admitted to the session, and of course there can be technical problems. Live transcription will be available.

If you have any other additional requirements please let us know.

If you have any questions please email Glen at  gpickard@ucu.org.uk

Take good care,

Glen Pickard & Tracy Walsh

UCU CPD for All programme


Bookings are no longer allowed on this date.