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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

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The Wilberforce Society

University of Cambridge's student-run think tank which provides dialogue between students and leading policymakers

The Wilberforce Society was founded in 2009 by students at the University of Cambridge. It is the University’s student-run think tank and aims to provide a forum for dialogue between students and leading policymakers. This core aim is achieved by three key functions: the promotion of public policy debate amongst the wider student body the publishing of students’ policy research to a professional audience and reaching out to policymakers across the UK to work with students on the formulation of new policy. For further information on the society, its events and the possibility of commissioning policy research, please visit or email

Click here for their April 2016 report on Accreditation Integration Strategy:

Refugee Qualification Equivalence: Improving Integration through Skills Recognition 

CAMMIGRES member, Dr Renaud Morieux (Faculty of History) publishes in Foreign Affairs: 'Boat People, Then and Now. Making the Calais Crossing', 7 September 2015

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Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.