Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Points-Based Immigration in Context: this Saturday 16th

//Join Countermapping QMary at the PBSI Conference this Saturday\\

WHEN: Saturday 16th October 2010
, 10am to 4pm

WHERE: University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1

This conference will present new research on issues related to the
points-based immigration system (PBIS) as it affects Further and
Higher Education. This is a system that unfairly restricts the ability
of international students and staff to come to the UK, turns staff
into immigration officials and treats international students as
potential threats to national security.

The conference will assess:

a) the wider significance of immigration;

b) the full consequences of PBIS on the university

c) the characteristics of new systems of regulation and surveillance
in universities and colleges.

The conference aims to offer both expertise in research but also a
focus for campaigners who object to the fundamentally discriminatory
nature of the rules.


Les Back (Goldsmiths)

Tom Hickey (Brighton)

Georg Menz (Goldsmiths)

Liz Fekete (Institute of Race Relations)

Edgar Whitley (LSE)

Valerie Hartwich (Manifesto Club)

Joel Heyes (UKBA worker and PCS rep)

Susan Robertson (Bristol)

Andy Goffey (Middlesex)

Su-Anne Yeo (Goldsmiths)

Clare Solomon (ULU)

This event is free of charge. Please go to the 'contact' page to

Supported by Universities and Colleges Union, University of London
Union, Manifesto Club and the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department
of Politics, Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths

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