News and Commentary

ESRC event looks at Brexit impact for Birmingham and beyond

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On the 7 November, six leading academics from the University of Birmingham presented to a full house at the Birmingham REP, the potential implications of Brexit for Birmingham, Britain and beyond, looking at matters such as family, economy, living and migration.
Date:
Thursday 16th November 2017

Birmingham researchers explore fake news, ordinary working families and Birmingham's Muslim community at the Festival of Social Science

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham, College of Social Sciences, are leading workshops and discussions across the city as part of the 15th ESRC Festival of Social Sciences showcasing their research to members of the public.
Date:
Friday 3rd November 2017

Britain 2040: Post-Brexit, robotics and electric vehicles

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John Bryson in CBI Business Voice: Currently Brexit appears to be the single act that will have the biggest impact on the business environment of the future. Yet there are much larger changes on the horizon.
Date:
Friday 27th October 2017

Workshop report: The Impact of Brexit on Equality Law.

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On September 28 2017, Meghan Campbell (Birmingham), Sandra Fredman (Oxford) and Alison Young (Oxford) hosted a workshop The Impact of Brexit on Equality Law.
Date:
Thursday 26th October 2017

Call for Papers - Re-imagining EU Law: Brexit and the Law School

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Birmingham is hosting a workshop for academic and professional colleagues to reimagine the teaching of EU Law.
Date:
Thursday 19th October 2017

The German Election: Implication for Europe and Brexit

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On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the IGS and POLSIS hosted a panel discussing the results of the German parliamentary elections.
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017

Elections expert John Curtice delivers lecture to POLSIS staff and students

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Distinguished expert on British elections Prof. John Curtice delivered a lecture on Brexit and British party politics as part of the POLSIS Seminar Series.
Date:
Thursday 28th September 2017

Brexit and Citizen's Rights- what are the facts?

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A new Brexit factsheet series by the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative has been published.
Date:
Friday 22nd September 2017

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report

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The UK could face a new winter of discontent as households count the cost of nine years of lost growth, the authors of a major new study into financial inclusion have warned.
Date:
Thursday 21st September 2017

Brexit and the City

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On 5 July 2017 Professor Andy Mullineux chaired a panel session on the impact of Brexit and The City. During the session, the panel debated whether a 'soft' or 'hard' Brexit is more likely given the current government's position following the recent general election and the impact on the MFID, AFIMD and EMIR 'passport' systems and regulations.
Date:
Thursday 14th September 2017

Devolution, batteries and Brexit

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In a speech entitled 'Boosting earning power everywhere' the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, unveiled some big plans whilst visiting the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd August 2017

The future of UK and EU security cooperation

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Prof Nicholas J Wheeler, Director of the ICCS, is interviewed about the impact of Brexit on the UK's relationship with the EU regarding issues of defence and security policy.
Date:
Thursday 20th July 2017

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

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Written by Charlotte Galpin, Lecturer in German and European Politics, Verena Brändle, PhD student in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and Hans-Jörg Trenz is Professor for Modern European Studies in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and ARENA, University of Oslo.
Date:
Friday 14th July 2017

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

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A new blog post from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) discusses pro-EU mobilisation, and a study to understand the changing expectations and identities of those who feel personally affected by the decision to leave the EU, who feel misrepresented and excluded from popular constructions of the "British people".
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017

UK Health Law Outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts

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Birmingham's Professor Jean McHale has been awarded ESRC funding under the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative for an 18 month project examining the impact of Brexit on health law
Date:
Tuesday 11th July 2017

If you think David Davis has U-turned on ID cards, think again

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Written by Dr Charlotte Galpin, University of Birmingham. Government plans to introduce official documents for EU citizens to prove their right to live in the UK have some people surprised.
Date:
Tuesday 11th July 2017

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

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Researcher Ozlem Young examines the impact of Brexit on Somalian Muslim families in the UK, who fled their war-torn homeland in the 1990s for safety in other European countries, subsequently settling in Britain. This is part of the Eurochildren research project led by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 10th July 2017

Brexit gives rise to new political identities – new report, one year on from EU referendum, finds

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The UK's decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 has given birth to new political identities, a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe shows.
Date:
Friday 23rd June 2017

Brexit bonus for students seeking worldwide financial careers

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Professor Simon Collinson in the Financial Times: UK schools benefit as sterling's fall boosts applications.
Date:
Wednesday 21st June 2017

Brexit, net migration and Eurochildren

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The UK's Office for National Statistics has released its quarterly update on net migration. This time the figure, 248,000, the lowest level for nearly three years, is 'favourable' for the government. But what does 'favourable' really mean? Dr Nando Sigona discusses the potential human and emotional costs of Brexit for EU families in the UK and their children, many of whom were born in the UK and hold a British passport.
Date:
Friday 2nd June 2017
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