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Telling Migration Stories with Data

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07 November 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd
M13 9PL


How are statistics and data used by news outlets to create stories about migration, and can we always trust that they are used correctly?

This event aimed to stimulate interest in the quantitative social sciences by encouraging students to develop a more critical understanding about the way statistics are used in the news and public policy debates. It included a talk about migration in the news followed by a quiz ‘what is migration like in your area?’.

Two workshops also took place, where students used data from the 2011 Census to generate their own statistics, maps and infographics that tell stories about migration and the changing patterns of ethnic diversity in the UK.

This event was for invited schools only.

Please contact Kitty Lymperopoulou ( for more information.