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Poles in Scotland - help required on research project.


jb429 1 | 2  
26 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi,

I'm a student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and I am currently doing a research project about Eastern Europeans working and living in the country.

I am interested in finding out the following:

1. Gender/Age group - 18-24; 25-35; 36-50; over 50
2. What were the main factors that encouraged you to come to the UK/Scotland?
3. How long do you intend to stay in the country?
4. Do you see your stay in Scotland/the UK as permenent or temporary?
5. Do you feel the attraction of the UK is as great as it was when your country first became a member of the EU?

It would be a great help if you could answer some/all of these questions.

Your responses may be used in an unpublished research project and all respondents will be anonomised.

Many thanks.
noimmigration  
26 Oct 2008 /  #2
are you a social science student ?
OP jb429 1 | 2  
26 Oct 2008 /  #3
yes, i'm studying human geography
osiol 55 | 3,922  
26 Oct 2008 /  #4
human geography

Experience the desert of noimmigration's mind.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
26 Oct 2008 /  #5
Welcome to the forums jb429.
How far have you got with your research ? Care to share your findings so far ?
Have you enquired at the General Register Office for Scotland ?
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
26 Oct 2008 /  #6
1. Gender/Age group - 18-24; 25-35; 36-50; over 50
2. What were the main factors that encouraged you to come to the UK/Scotland?
3. How long do you intend to stay in the country?
4. Do you see your stay in Scotland/the UK as permenent or temporary?
5. Do you feel the attraction of the UK is as great as it was when your country first became a member of the EU?

1) The second group :(
2) I was encouraged by prospects of not finding a job in Poland.
3) I dunno.
4) I haven't made my mind yet, but probably it's going to be a temporary stay.
5) No. You still don't intend to switch your traffic to the right side.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
26 Oct 2008 /  #7
OK, just to try and be helpful I asked my friend these questions. She won't register here (no idea why not) so here goes with her answers...

1. Gender/Age group - 18-24; 25-35; 36-50; over 50
2. What were the main factors that encouraged you to come to the UK/Scotland?
3. How long do you intend to stay in the country?
4. Do you see your stay in Scotland/the UK as permenent or temporary?
5. Do you feel the attraction of the UK is as great as it was when your country first became a member of the EU?

1. - Second group.
2. - job prospects, moved to Bristol first where her sister and brother-in-law were living also travelling, has live in a few places in the UK.

3. - Has no plans to go back to Poland at the moment and if her boyfriend settles in a job they'll most likely stay as she is about to start college here.

4. - See answer 3
5. - No because of the economy in the UK but it should pass. Overall, happy in the UK, moreso where she has settled now.

The second group :(

What's wrong with that? You're a vampire, you're in your 100s! ;)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
26 Oct 2008 /  #8
What's wrong with that? You're a vampire, you're in your 100s! ;)

Well, I should be happy... One leg in the grave...
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
26 Oct 2008 /  #9
You should be, you're probably still younger than me...
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
26 Oct 2008 /  #10
You're eighteen, so I'm almost two times older ;)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
26 Oct 2008 /  #11
Hmm, you are older than me...interesting. ah ah ah :)

Although it's been a long time since I was 18...

Actually, this might be relevant to the topic, the OP should have also included the ages of Polish people when they arrived in UK.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
26 Oct 2008 /  #12
Actually, this might be relevant to the topic, the OP should have also included the ages of Polish people when they arrived in UK.

sigh
I was already in the second group...
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
26 Oct 2008 /  #13
Don't sigh Bart. It's not a bad age group. :)

Although I will say, I think that most Polish people who arrive in the UK would fall into that first group. At least from my experience. Having said that, I know a few Polish people who are now encouraging their parents to join them.
noimmigration  
26 Oct 2008 /  #14
poles travel wherever money and benefits are to be found. its like a dog sniffing the aroma of a bone.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
26 Oct 2008 /  #15
ha! i knew that we have something in common with scots
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
26 Oct 2008 /  #16
poles travel wherever money and benefits are to be found.

Who doesn't though? Overall money creates a better lifestyle and people crave a better lifestyle. Most people don't work for the love of the job but simply the money it generates. Or they may love their job but equally love the money.
OP jb429 1 | 2  
27 Oct 2008 /  #17
Thank you for the responses so far!
noimmigration  
24 Nov 2008 /  #18
1. I am 23,

2. The only factor that made me come to scotland, was to get my hands on lots of money. Thats the only reason I came here.

3. I intend to stay in scotland unitl either the polish currancy maintains the same level of the pound, or when the money here dries out.

4. Temporary.

5. The only appealing thing about travelling to britian, weas the britian is full of money. I also claim certain benefits the kind british taxpayers pay out of their own pocket.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
24 Nov 2008 /  #19
The only appealing thing about travelling to britian, weas the britian is full of money. I also claim certain benefits the kind british taxpayers pay out of their own pocket.

You're a bigger strain on the tax payer wasting your time at university (paid for by the tax payer) writing crap on the internet
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Nov 2008 /  #20
Hehehe, nice retort McCoy. Who doesn't sniff around for money these days?

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