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A story in an object: take part in our research

A story in an object: take part in our research


 Migrant Voice -
 Migrant Voice - A story in an object: take part in our research

Dear colleagues,

Migrant Voice is conducting a small research into what migrants and refugees bring with them when they leave home and why. Part of the research will also support a BBC programme.

To take part, please answer the following questions:

  • What was the most important item you took with you when you left your country and why? (We also understand you may not have been able to bring anything – in this case put the item you wish you could have brought)
  • What were the items you were forced to leave behind?
  • What was your journey to the UK and how did you keep your important item/s safe?
  • Living in the UK - how has the item(s) you have carried with you from your home country been important to you. Are there items you wish you had brought with you that you weren’t able to?
  • Why did you leave your country and come to the UK?
  • Are you a migrant? Y/N
  • Are you a refugee? Y/N
  • What’s your gender?
  • What’s your country of origin?


Please send your answers to [email protected] by February 20th, 2018.

Also if you are interested in potentially taking part in a BBC radio programme (to be aired around Easter) on the same topic (this programme is looking to speak specifically to refugees) please email [email protected]

The BBC radio programme is called Refugee Reminiscence and will feature interviews with refugees talking about their journey to the UK and what they have brought with them from their home country. The personal items that someone chooses to take with them when they only have (maybe) minutes to leave their home, give an insight into their personal story and also tells us something about what is important in life.