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Britain is currently negotiating its departure from the European Union. The Brexiting Hub is here to help make sense of what this means for the nations, for Europe - and for you.Take part nowBrexiting Hub
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How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price inflation and the outcome of Brexit.Read now ❯You and your money and Brexit
What kind of Brexit do the people want?Read now ❯British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds
The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro, looks at the key developments in the economy since that date and examines the challenges of economic policy formation and governance of the EU's expanding economy.Learn more ❯Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro
The fourth Brexit Special video from Student Hub LiveWatch now ❯Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free course you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting people from different cultures and the ways in which language and human communities shape each other. You will look at the role of intercultural competence at the workplace, reflect on the use of English as lingua franca in international contexts, and get a flavour of the skills involved in language-related professions such as translation and interpreting.Learn more ❯Exploring languages and cultures
Professor John Weeks explains why he thinks it's as much in Berlin's interests, as those of London, for the UK to leave the EU smoothly.Read now ❯Does Germany need a smooth Brexit just as much as the UK?
As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might not be a single replacement hub in the futureRead now ❯Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options
Dr Joe Hanlon explains his thoughts on the EU and recent global treaties being biased toward global corporations. Do we really think Teresa May and Donald Trump will defend us? 'Talk about foxes guarding hen houses' says Joe.Read now ❯Saving capitalists from themselves?
Theresa May outlined the UK's approach for the Brexit negotiations. How did he counterparts around the rest of the continent react?Read now ❯What did Europe make of Theresa May's Brexit plans?
Yesterday, Theresa May finally gave a glimpse into her government's plans for how the UK will leave the EU. Dr Paul James Cardwell considers what we heard.Read now ❯Understanding Theresa May's Brexit speech
Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their markets?Read now ❯Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?
Nauro Campos argues that even Brexit backers fail to make a clear financial case for the UK leaving the EU.Read now ❯Even Brexit backers can’t make the sums work for UK to quit EU
This week's short, sharp Marmite War between Tesco and Unilever might be the first of many such battles.Read now ❯First, they came for the Marmite... but what next as the pound falls?
The decision to leave Europe could, some worry, mean that London will cease to lead as a finance centre. No need to worry, says Simeon Djankov.Read now ❯Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance?
When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns Andrew Grainger.Read now ❯What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?
The global economy is shuddering at the news that the UK public have voted to leave the EU. But what does it mean for your personal economy? The OU's Jonquil Lowe considers.Read now ❯What will Brexit mean for your personal finances?
Manufacturing is still a major part of the UK economy - and even financial service jobs depend on it remaining vibrant. So how do we re-engineer a manufacturing sector?Read now ❯'We don't make anything any more': Is it true that the UK is just a giant service centre?
Leslie Budd looks at how, in the game of global trading, Germany appears to be maintaining its winning ways against the UK.Read now ❯Is British manufacturing still losing on penalties?
How realistic is the idea that Britain will make a Free Trade Agreement with the EU if we leave the EU?Read now ❯How would post-Brexit trade deals actually work?
Dr Richard Blundel introduces the latest survey findings of the Quarterly Survey, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses competing in national and international markets.Read now ❯The Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain - Competing in the EU
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Re-Manufacturing the Boring but Smart Economy?
How can economies remain competitive when challenged by those with cost advantages?Read now ❯Re-Manufacturing the Boring but Smart Economy?
Recent elections, in Europe and elsewhere, suggest nationalism is going global again, writes Alan Shipman.Read now ❯Can we rescue an economy without waving flags?
From the G8 to the World Trade Organization, there's a bewildering number of groups promoting international co-operation. Here's a guide to some of them.Read now ❯International Alphabet Soup: A brief guide to trade areas, unions and councils
Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer, and does society always gain? What does justice mean, how do we define our rights? Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) – and the ideas and values that inform them – are central to how modern societies are organised and governed. This degree explores fundamental questions of power and ideology, beliefs and values, and how income and wealth are produced and distributed. As well as gaining insight into debates that dominate the daily news, you’ll learn a range of skills and techniques to help you analyse and contribute to the discussion. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the way arguments (and public policies) are constructed in theory and tested in practice. These analytical and critical skills are highly valued by employers in a broad range of occupations, across the private and public sectors.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This degree in business studies provides an innovative and accessible introduction to the world of business, and helps you relate your studies directly to your own workplace. You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate. You’ll also gain a general understanding of business organisations and their key elements; wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these work together. This degree course includes flexible options, enabling you to specialise in an area of business studies – for example, accounting – or you can combine business studies with another subject and study for a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Economics, Environment, French, International Development, Law or Spanish.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Business Studies
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