Brexit Contributions

Ulster University's contributions to the academic, political and public debate about Brexit.


Brexit’s known unknowns

October 2018

Brexit’s known unknowns

Constitutional and political

How Brexit will affect the UK constitution, the Irish border, EU-UK relations.

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Oral evidence: Devolution and Exiting the EU

May 2018

Oral evidence: Devolution and Exiting the EU

Constitutional and political

Ordered by the House of Commons to be published on 22 May 2018.

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The implications of Brexit for public services

March 2018

The implications of Brexit for public services

Healthy Communities

Public service challenges - taking stock.

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Public Spending and Services in Scotland after Hard Brexit

February 2018

Public Spending and Services in Scotland after Hard Brexit

Healthy Communities

Emergent view of challenges and opportunities ahead for public services

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Bracing for Brexit: lack of clarity creating uncertainty for NI business community

January 2018

Bracing for Brexit: lack of clarity creating uncertainty for NI business community

Business and the economy

Ulster University has asked stakeholders to identify the key risks – and opportunities.

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Brexit business survey

December 2017

Brexit business survey

Business and the economy

The ongoing lack of clarity around Brexit continues to create uncertainty for the Northern Ireland business community and this is likely to be the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future. Ulster University senior economist Jodie Carson writes.

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Report on Ulster University Brexit Symposium

November 2017

Report on Ulster University Brexit Symposium

Constitutional and political; Business and the economy; Healthy Communities; Education

The symposium report brings together the ideas generated and solutions proposed by participants over the course of the event.

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Brexit Negotiations and Public Services

November 2017

Brexit Negotiations and Public Services

Healthy Communities

Emergent view of challenges and opportunities ahead for public services.

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Waking up in a different country: Brexit and Northern Ireland

June 2017

Waking up in a different country: Brexit and Northern Ireland

Constitutional and political

In this paper published in June 2017, Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Professor Arthur Aughey and Dr Paula Devine explore attitudes to Brexit based on data from the 2016 Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey.

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Northern Ireland and Brexit: Three effects on 'the border in the mind'

June 2017

Northern Ireland and Brexit: Three effects on 'the border in the mind'

Constitutional and political

In this paper, Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan and Professor Arthur Aughey examine the ‘border in the mind’ according to its effects on identity, politics and the constitution and their implications for political stability in Northern Ireland.

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Brexit and Dealing with the Past

April 2017

Brexit and Dealing with the Past

Constitutional and political

Dealing with Northern Ireland’s past is of fundamental importance to its future. Since 2013, Northern Ireland’s main political parties have been involved in painstaking negotiations to develop a comprehensive approach to do this.

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March 2017

World Trade Organisation, Brexit and the NI Economy

Business and the economy

In March 2017, Dr Eoin Magenis of Ulster University’s Economic Policy centre delivered this presentation looking at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) option in relation to Brexit and the NI economy.

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BREXIT: Leaders face uphill struggle to make Northern Ireland's voice heard

January 2017

BREXIT: Leaders face uphill struggle to make Northern Ireland's voice heard

Constitutional and political

In an opinion piece for the Belfast Telegraph in January 2017, Ulster University’s Professor Rory O’Connell shares his thoughts on the need for devolved political strategies following the Supreme Court judgment on the triggering of Article 50.

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BREXIT, repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

January 2017

BREXIT, repeal of the Human Rights Act and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

Constitutional and political

Ulster University’s Dr Anne Smith, Professor Monica McWilliams and Priyamvada Yarnell explore the potential opportunity for Brexit to re-open the debate on a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights. This paper was published in January 2017.

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Impact of Brexit on the North West

December 2016

Impact of Brexit on the North West

Business and the economy

In December 2016, Dr Eoin Magennis and Professor Neil Gibson of Ulster University’s Econmic Policy Cente concluded research on the potential impact of Brexit on the North West. This presentation provides an overview of their findings.

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BREXIT and the implications for Ulster University

September 2016

BREXIT and the implications for Ulster University

Education

A briefing paper developed in September 2016 on our early views on the potential implications for Ulster University following the vote to leave the European Union.

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August 2016

Reflections from NI on result of UK referendum on EU membership

Constitutional and political

Ulster University’s Professor Paul Carmichael writes in August 2016 on 'reflections from Northern Ireland on the result of the UK referendum on EU Membership'. This piece formed a chapter in ‘The Future of the UK: Between Internal and External Divisions’, a book developed and published by Humboldt University of Berlin in autumn 2016.

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August 2016

Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research

Education

Ulster University’s written response to the inquiry of the House of Commons Select Committee: Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research, prepared in August 2016.

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February 2016

Professor Neil Gibson gives evidence to the House of Commons NI Affairs Select Committee

Business and the economy

On 3rd February 2016, Professor Neil Gibson, Director of Ulster university’s Economic Policy Centre gave evidence to the NI Affairs Select Committee as part of their inquiry into Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum.

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