Yesterday, Big Cat’s PR girls Christie and Becky headed down to London for the launch of UK-IMR – the Institute of Migration Research, and it’s safe to say the event was a success!

Leading professionals in migration came together to reveal their plans to investigate human trafficking, migration and local governance, and to unveil exclusive national data about asylum in the UK today.

UK-IMR Launch

Through this new independent research institute, created from a unique partnership between Migrant Help and Canterbury Christ Church University, a new source of asylum data will be regularly analysed, explained and reported on.

The UK-IMR has exclusive access to asylum data now collected by Migrant Help through their national contract with the Home Office. Once this rich new data source has been fully analysed, the UK-IMR will provide updates on the changing patterns of advice and guidance being requested and provided, age and gender differences by nationality of applicants, information about their dependents, the localities across the UK where services are sought and provided and more. This information will be used to inform policy discussions and public debate on the impact of migration in the UK today; as well as to enable frontline service providers and practitioner decision makers to match the resources available to specific needs.

The launch event, held at the Museum of London Docklands, laid out the aims and research focus of the new Institute and provided highlights from the UK-IMR’s first look at the new data source which included a range of compelling insights.

UK-IMR Press Interviews

The PR girls were on hand throughout the day, hosting press interviews at the Docklands and ensuring everything ran smoothly. It was a great day and we look forward to working on similar events in the future.

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