Induction session


Good day folks and welcome to the blog post site for module HISU9G7: Immigration to Britain c.1880s-1980s.

This is a example post by your module coordinator, Dr Jacqueline Jenkinson.

Refugees to Britain during the First World War

Over 1 million civilian Belgian refugees fled their country at the start of the First World War during the Germans invasion.

250,000 Belgians came to Britain, forming the largest (albeit temporary) migrant community in Britain of the 20th century.

We will look both at the impact of the First World War on migrants and refugees living in Britain in session 7 and at the experiences of Belgian refugees in a session next semester specifically on refugees.

Some of the key works on Belgian refugees in Britain are:

Cahalan, Peter, Belgian Refugee Relief in England during the Great War (London: Taylor and Francis, 1982)

Jenkinson, Jacqueline ed. Belgian Refugees in First World War Britain (London: Routledge, 2017)

You should use the same sort of style indicated above to report on your assigned reading. However, this is just a suggested approach. It isn’t required for you to add images of the author or the book cover or journal article that you are writing about.

However, as well as inserting your sentences and paragraphs of text reporting on the contents, evidence used and arguments contained in your assigned reading you may want to add relevant images and URL links to your blog posts.

For example, below is an Imperial War Museum photograph collection item showing Belgian refugees leaving by ship for Britain which I use as my Canvas front page. The photograph is followed by the relevant URL link to the collection.


I hope this sample post gives you a good idea of what to do when you come to write up your blog posts.

Best of luck,




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HISU9G7: Immigration to Britain c.1880s to 1980s

Immigrants arriving in London

This picture, entitled “Aliens arriving at Irongate Stairs”, was published in 1901. “Alien” was the official term for someone from outside Britain and the empire.
George R. Sims, Living London, vol.1 p.50 (1901-03)

This is the blog post site for HISU9G7: Immigration to Britain c.1880s to 1980s

This is the space where you will add your posts featuring your write ups on your fortnightly assigned reading item.

This is also where you will comment on the blog posts of other students in your group on the weeks when you have no assigned reading yourself.

I hope you enjoy this part of your module coursework.