Ella Barclay

MMB Alumni Ambassador 2020-23

Ella studied the MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies (2019-20) having been inspired by the ‘Ethics in Migration’ module in the final year of her Philosophy BA at Bristol. Since the MSc she is continuing do research and work in this area and in September 2021 she starts her PhD on the sexual and reproductive rights of undocumented migrants in the UK’s hostile environment. Funded by the South West Doctoral Training Partnership, Ella will be studying her doctorate at the University of the West of England, with supervision also at the University of Bristol. As part of her research, she will be working at migrant mother charities. To help future students thinking of doing postgraduate research Ella wrote up her top tips for applying for a PhD in the MMB blog.

Prior to studying the Masters at Bristol Ella worked with organisations supporting migrants globally and for the past few years has worked as a Head Representative for SolidariTee. This has involved speaking at events on migration-related issues, training representatives on the topic of refugeehood, and being an active advocate for refugee rights. In this role Ella also wrote a post for the MMB blog about ‘Filling the legal aid gap’. Together, this charity work and the Masters course have made her passionate about migration and mobility issues and as an MMB Alumni Ambassador she is keen to support graduates interested in studying this field.

You can listen to Ella talking about the MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies with co-Alumni Ambassador Ignacio Odriozola here.

To contact Ella please email ella.barclay@hotmail.com.

To read more about the MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies visit our Study page.