Category Archives: Migration

What should I be revising for Unit 1?

Here are the aspects of the syllabus you should be revising now for the Mocks and the Summer exams.  Use them as a check list and highlight when you have revised it so you can see how you are progressing.  (It will help you feel good!)

UNIT 1 Hazards and climate change revision

UNIT1 Globalisation and Migration revision

Case studies – absolute minimum for the mock Unit 1 paper (as ideally all examples we have done!)

Philippines  – multiple hazards

California – multiple hazards

Arctic – global warming effects

Africa – global warming effects

NAFTA trade bloc

McDonalds TNC

A8/Polish migrants to UK

UK migration to Spain

Migration pattern into UK since colonial times

Then to get you writing notes…print off these revision sheets and produce some lovely revision cards for yourself to see how you are doing:

AS Unit 1 Going global revision cards

Hope this makes you work really hard on the revision 🙂


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Geofile on migration from Poland to UK

Just found this….. worth a read!?!

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BBC World debate on immigration.

Max, Christina and Alexandra …were we visible?


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See the debate that Max, Christina, Alexandra and I saw on BBCWorld this weekend!


Oh and this is interesting about different types of peoples views on this matter

debate 2

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March 9, 2013 · 5:23 pm

Enough to put you off chocolate forever! Globalisation at its worst!

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Wow… BBC debate on immigration in Athens this week. Anyone want to join me?

“Should Europe shut the door on immigration?”

A debate of Intelligence Squared Greece at the OCC

28 February 2013 19:00-21:00 Main Stage

The event is part of the Cycle
Intelligence Squared Greece at the OCC

In collaboration with the BBC World News and the Onassis Cultural Centre, Intelligence Squared Greece is staging a singularly topical debate on Europe’s economy, politics and society.
Almost 10% of the inhabitants of the European Union do not live in the country in which they were born—a percentage that equates to over 37 million people [1].
Although Europe is now entering its eighth year of economic crisis, the waves of immigration from Asia and Africa continue unabated. Even though the economies of Western Europe are dependent to a significant extent on the labour these immigrants provide, they are finding it hard to strike the sort of social and economic balance that would allow for their induction and integration.
Like the other countries on Europe’s fringes, Greece is facing its own set of challenges. Human traffickers from home and abroad continue to exploit Greece’s inability to effectively patrol its borders, and immigrants pour over its porous borders every day. Indeed, according to Frontex, nine out of ten immigrants who enter Europe illegally do so via Greece. Moreover, the conditions facing immigrants in Greece continue to worsen, including ever more common instances of racist violence. In short, Greece, a country in the depths of economic crisis, is being called upon to face up to a number of critical questions relating both to the management of its borders and to its relationship with Europe.
Is European immigration desirable, or even essential? What role do immigrants play in the European economy? Are they a burden on enterprises and the state, or a key factor in European economic development? Could Europe close its borders to immigrants? Are countries on the fringes of Europe, like Greece, under an obligation to police their own borders, or should the responsibility be shared among all the nations of Europe?

[1] According to Eurostat, 2010.
Speaking for the motion:
• Douglas Murray, author, director of the Henry Jackson Society
• Makis Voridis, MP, former Minister for Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks

Speakers against the motion:
• Bernard Kouchner, former Foreign Minister of France, co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde
• Antigone Lyberaki, Professor of Economics at Panteion University, Board member of ActionAid Greece

Chair: Nik Gowing, journalist with BBC World News

For more information, answers to your questions and further clarification, contact Intelligence Squared on 210-3310213 or at (Ms Ileana Ismyridi).

The event will be broadcast on BBC World to an audience of 80 million. The debate will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation into Greek.

Find out more and book tickets here:

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Globalisation of work…great for Unit 1 Going Global

In the near future, at least five billion people around the world will use some form of mobile device to download information, access knowledge and coach and teach each other.

Some will have the intellectual capacity and motivation to really make something of this opportunity, wherever they happen to be born.

These people will want to join the global talent pool and, if possible, migrate to creative and vibrant cities.

By doing so, this vast crowd of talented people will increasingly compete with each other, continuously upping the stakes for what it takes to succeed.

It seems that this will impact all of us in three ways – the hollowing out of work, the globalisation of virtual work, and the rise of the ‘transnational’.

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