Forthcoming Events

Brexit: Emergent Understandings of Consequences and Impacts

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Lecture Theatre 375, James Watt Building South, University of Glasgow, University Avenue

The United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union presents major challenges for the UK. Delivering Brexit is probably the largest task ever undertaken by UK government in peacetime. The task will bear heavily on both the Government of the United Kingdom and the devolved governments. This seminar focuses on the challenges presented to all parts of our governmental system through presentations on:

  • the likely impact of Brexit on the Scottish economy
  • post-Brexit immigration policy and the implications for Scotland and the UK
  • the findings of the Glasgow University ESRC project on: constitutional developments, public spending, public services, and energy policy

‘Brexit: Emerging Policies and Expected Impacts’ will be the last in a series of ESRC-funded seminars that focus particularly on the impacts of leaving the EU will have (i) for devolved government and public policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the regions of England and (ii) for Ireland. The seminar is offered jointly by the University of Glasgow and the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe.

The event is aimed at officials from governments, public services leaders, representatives of civil society and academics from a variety of disciplines. It is intended to enhance understanding of the policy choices and decisions that Brexit creates. The event will include ample time for questions and discussion and will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule to encourage frank discussion.

Chair: Nicola McEwen (Professor of Territorial Politics, University of Edinburgh)


Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli (Principal of the University of Glasgow)

The economic effects of Brexit on Scotland and the Scottish Economy

Christina Boswell (Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh)

UK immigration policy after Brexit; implications for Scotland and the United Kingdom

Round Table on the findings of the University of Glasgow ESRC impact acceleration account project:

  • Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Anniversary Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London) and Tom Mullen(Professor of Law, University of Glasgow) on the constitutional effects of Brexit
  • Iain Wright (Research Fellow, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow) on Brexit and the energy market
  • David Heald (Professor of Public Sector Accounting, University of Glasgow) on the impact on Scotland’s public finances
  • Gordon Marnoch (Reader in Public Policy, Ulster University) on the implications for Scotland’s public services

Throughout the seminar, there will be ample time for Questions and Discussion.


Attendance is free and lunch will be available beforehand from 12:45. Please register to attend in advance using Eventbrite:

SULNE website:

Seminar Series Website

Please consult the seminar series website for short videos on key topics, slides from pres­entations at earlier seminars and policy briefings: (project website)


Brexit Transition and the Future Trade Deal: Implications for Citizens’ Rights

Tuesday 20 March 2018

By invitation only

Prof Niamh Nic Shuibhne
Professor of European Union Law · University of Edinburgh

Prof Michael Keating FRSE FBA FAcSS
Professor of Politics · University of Aberdeen Director · Centre on Constitutional Change

Susie Alegre
International Human Rights Barrister · Doughty Street Chambers

Dr Kirsty Hughes | Chair
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

Throughout the Brexit process, much of the attention has focused on trade models and future economic relations. At the same time, it is clear that the implications of Brexit will extend significantly beyond economics and, in particular, impact upon individual citizens in the UK and EU27. This roundtable will explore what the outlook for the Brexit transition and the options for a future trade relationship will mean for citizens’ rights going forward.