Research interviews

The Challenge, who provides the Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration, has finished conducting research interviews for the APPG’s inquiry into integration and immigration.

Over the past two months The Challenge has been talking to relevant experts to gain a better understanding of the existing English provision landscape in the UK and explore opportunities for reforming the immigration system.

The APPG would like express gratitude to all those who took the time to speak to The Challenge:

  1. Braddell, Alex; Director; Oxfordshire Skills Escalator Centre CIC Ltd

  2. Brooks, Thom, Prof; Head of School;  Durham Law School

  3. Crawford, David, Dr; Senior Partner; Fragomen LLP, Canada

  4. Jedwab, Jack, Dr; President of the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

  5. Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes, Prof; Learning Technology and Communication; The Open University

  6. Mallows, David; Lecturer in TESOL; UCL Institute of Education

  7. Simpson, James, Dr; Senior Lecturer (Language Education); University of Leeds

  8. Speake, Nicola; Head of Projects; Good Things Foundation

  9. Stevenson, Alex; Head of English, Maths and ESOL; Learning and Work Institute

  10. Walker,Helen; Chief Executive; and Forster, Andy; Programme Manager; TimeBank

These interviews will inform Stage Two of the APPG’s inquiry into integration and immigration, which is due to publish its final report in the summer.

You can read the interview notes here.