Pop quiz: which UK industry is approximately equal in size to sewing machine manufacturing, yet claims to have swung the Brexit vote?Read now ❯‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism
Capitalism is Crisis LABOFII, by Richard Houguez, via Platform London Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
An Epochal Election: welcome to the era of platform politics
How are new communications technologies affecting political thought and action? Prof. Jeremy Gilbert makes a leftist analysis of what happened in the Brexit referendum, the 2017 election, and what should happen next.Read now ❯An Epochal Election: welcome to the era of platform politics
What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?Read now ❯Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility
UN member states negotiated late into the night before reaching consensus on the agreed conclusions of CSW 58, by UN Women, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters
It has emerged that the team being sent to Brussels to lead on talks to take Britain out of the EU includes just one woman – out of nine named negotiators.Read now ❯There’s only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here’s why that matters
'Paddington from Peru, the immigrant' by Tim Gillin, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
From insecurity to insecurity: Black and Ethnic Minority Europeans in the UK
How can racism and xenophobia undermine democracy and the public finances?Read now ❯ From insecurity to insecurity: Black and Ethnic Minority Europeans in the UK
Peter Bloom looks back and ahead at the effect of Brexit on British wages.Read now ❯The impact of Brexit on British wages
'No Dunkirk Spirit Can Save Britain From Brexit Defeat' by Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Political deliberation under conditions of deception: the case of Brexit
Setting out a philosophical analysis of BrexitRead now ❯Political deliberation under conditions of deception: the case of Brexit
How does free movement law link up to health insurance, marriage and education?Read now ❯Home Office rule change adds to febrile atmosphere for EU nationals in Britain
How could we rethink citizenship for a 21st century Europe?Read now ❯ Four ways Britain could guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens after Brexit
"Open Generation London - #opengen" by Migrants' Rights Network under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Hope for UK nationals living abroad after Brexit
How might ending free movement - or not - affect the British with lives and homes overseas?Read now ❯Hope for UK nationals living abroad after Brexit
What has the UK government actually said about European citizens' rights after Brexit?Read now ❯Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens
Language is political, as Brexit and Trump demonstrateRead now ❯How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars
What does the UK's official notification of its intention to leave the EU mean? Dr Philip Seargeant explores.Read now ❯A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter
How does our choice of words influence the path of debate?Read now ❯Brexiteers and Broflakes: how language frames political debate
The fifth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.Watch now ❯European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
The fourth Brexit Special video from Student Hub LiveWatch now ❯Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
The second Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.Watch now ❯Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video of the Student Hub Live Brexit special.Watch now ❯What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?Read now ❯North Sea, air safety and Brexit
Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an impossible and endless task, it remains a cause worth fighting for.Read now ❯Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight
Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe
Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and transparent is crucial.Read now ❯Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe
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Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?
Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?Read now ❯Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?
Dr Philp O'Sullivan reflects on the changing geographical relationship between the UK and Ireland.Read now ❯Brexit and the Irish border
Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industryRead now ❯UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out
"León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Humans better at rapid change than we think
A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate changeRead now ❯Humans better at rapid change than we think
Stories about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees make media headlines almost every day. John Allen asks, what's the role of borders in this movement of people?Read now ❯Europe’s Borders in Question
The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.Read now ❯Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe
The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks. But how quotas are allocated has always been a national decision.Read now ❯Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?
Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climateRead now ❯Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe
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The devil is in the (complex) detail
A look at the implications of negotiating Brexit, in the fourth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.Read now ❯The devil is in the (complex) detail
How to reduce your biases during complex negotiations, in the fifth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.Read now ❯Brexit and the Art of Negotiation
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Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!
How negotiations can be affected by priviledge and overconfidence, in a third article on the psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics by Volker Patent.Read now ❯Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!
Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s second article on Brexit and the General ElectionRead now ❯Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media
Even before senior Conservative politicians started muttering darkly about the Falklands War, residents of Gibraltar were anxious and upset about the Brexit vote. Andrew Canessa explains why.Read now ❯Why were Gibraltarians alarmed by Brexit?
The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article, we look at how the language of Brexit encourages the formation of political cliques.Read now ❯No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation
In the bleak year of 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump became the 45th American president. Both events will have dramatic and long-lasting implications for health and healthcare.Read now ❯Three weeks in June and one night in November
Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody's taking much noticeRead now ❯Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?
No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried that when the UK leaves Europe, so must they.Read now ❯Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?
Three short equations may help determine the likely outcome of Theresa May's dealings with the EU, believes Kalypso Nicolaïdis.Read now ❯Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic?
Britain has seen a surge in applications for permenant residency from EU nationals. But will the document help secure their future?Read now ❯Why EU nationals in Britain are hurrying to get one piece of paper
If we count everyone as a migrant every time they cross any border within the EU, how can we get a clear picture of migration numbers, asks Nando Sigona.Read now ❯Can we be sure the data on EU migration are correct?
Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?Read now ❯OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?
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
In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit
A new occupant at the Elysée Palace - and a stongly pro-European one at that. What does that mean for the process of the UK leaving the EU?Read now ❯What does President Macron mean for Brexit?
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?
With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?Read now ❯How will the General Election change Brexit?
Andrew Defty explains why, in his view, the election is better for the Conservatives than the UK as a nation.Read now ❯Four reasons why the election is bad for the UK
Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the Brexit era and following the election of President Trump.Read now ❯OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture
In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK nations.Read now ❯Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?
As EU leaders gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome against the backdrop of Brexit and rising populism, what lessons can be drawn from history to revive the EU?Read now ❯60 Years after the Treaty of Rome: Lessons from history for today's EU
What does triggering Article 50 mean? With it looming on the horizon, Anne Wesemann explains its role in the proceedings.Read now ❯Pulling the trigger on Article 50
Theresa May is triggering Article 50 next week. So what is Article 50 and what does triggering it actually mean? Anne Wesemann explains.Read now ❯How to withdraw from the European Union
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?
Brexit and Donald Trump appear to drive global justice and international development efforts into unchartered waters says Professor Theo Papaioannou.Read now ❯What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development
Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have spoken". Oxford's Benito Muller has some thoughts.Read now ❯How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?
Taking the tools of psychology and using them to explore citizenship can be revealing - so why doesn't it happen more often, asks Eleni Andreouli.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship
Professor John Garry of Queen's, Belfast, explores what the results of the Stormont election last week might mean for Northern Ireland - and the rest of the UK.Read now ❯Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next?
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?
Earlier today [Jan 24th], the Supreme Court rejected the government's appeal against a judgement insisting Parliament had to vote on triggering Article 50. So what now?Watch now ❯What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case?
The defeat of proposed changes to the Italian constitution this weekend have set off a chain reaction - a Prime Minster has resigned, and Europe waits to see what happens next.Read now ❯The Italian crisis: Why has Matteo Renzi resigned - and what happens next?
As the UK prepares to leave, should the EU remake itself? Pol Morillas believes it's time for the Union to adopt a more flexible approach.Read now ❯Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union?
Today, The Supreme Court delivers its verdict on whether Parliament should be involved in the decisions around triggering Article 50 and starting the process of Brexit. What does it all mean?Read now ❯What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit?
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
Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.Read now ❯Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal
Without a seat at the EU table, will the UK's ability to shape Europe vanish completely? Alessio Colonnelli believes that the allure of the islands will remain strong. Indeed, he says, that might have been part of the problem in the first place...Read now ❯Will Brexit reduce the UK's soft power in Europe?
This week, the UK's House of Commons voted yes at the first reading of the bill which would allow the triggering of Article 50. But what happens next?Read now ❯What happens now MPs have voted yes to the Article 50 bill?
Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.Read now ❯Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit
Writing before the result of the US election was known, Tim Oliver explains why President Trump might mean tough times for the US/UK 'special relationship'Read now ❯What does a Trump victory mean for Britain?
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?
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?
Perhaps - but not yet. Paul Cairney explains why he thinks the SNP will bide its time.Read now ❯Does Brexit mean another Scottish Independence vote?
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?
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
A round-up of some of the latest perspectives on what Brexit means for Ireland - both sides of the border.Read now ❯On the hard border: A Brexit Ireland reading list
Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5 per cent. It is an interesting case study of how people voted against their own material self interest, to increase their precarity, and to become even poorer than they already are, writes Daniel Evans.Read now ❯Brexit: On the vote in Wales
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What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?
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?
As we start to explore the data from last month's referendum, we're starting to understand more about why poorer people embraced Brexit, explains Ralph Fevre.Read now ❯Why did poorer people vote to leave the European Union?
Populist policies - by definition - are easy ways to build support. But, warns Jeffrey Kucik, there could be an economic cost to be paid in attacking free trade agreements.Read now ❯Should the Americans consider the lessons of Brexit before voting this November?
With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and beyond?Read now ❯Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?
John Curtice explains why a clear prediction of the referendum result proved so elusive for many pollsters.Read now ❯How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again?
Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the Leave vote. Gavin Barrett suggests what we might expect next.Read now ❯Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?
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?
The vote to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the worlds of politics, economics, and beyond. The Conversation polls a group of academics for their instant reaction.Read now ❯The UK votes out: Instant reaction
Reaction from academics around the planet as UK voters elect to leave the ERead now ❯The UK votes out; the EU shrinks; the world reacts
Would Brexit actually imply freedom from Brussels? Eunice Goes thinks not.Read now ❯Why pulling out of the EU won't give Britain complete control over its affairs
A look at the 'No2EU, Yes to Democracy' campaign in the run up to the European electionsRead now ❯Equality, identity and saying no to the EU
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?
Using the motor industry as an example, Leslie Budd considers the role of manufacturing during the recession.Read now ❯Making manufacturing motor
From ‘light touch’ to ‘durable’: we look at the new politics of bankingRead now ❯The new politics of banking
How can economies remain competitive when challenged by those with cost advantages?Read now ❯Re-Manufacturing the Boring but Smart Economy?
The rise of movements based around nationalist ideals isn't simply a reaction to globalisation, believes Peter Bloom.Read now ❯Anti-globalisation falters as nationalism rises
The mass uprising against a tyrannical regime depicted in The Hunger Games is a reality in some countries, but can the results be devastating?Read now ❯Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous
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