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Brexit: Advice for Staff and Students

As we approach the scheduled date of the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 October 2019, there remains a significant level of uncertainty around the UK’s exit and the future shape of UK-EU relations. A dedicated website has been established to provide information and support to both staff and students and to help keep you up to date with the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations.

Brexit: Advice for Staff and Students

Brexit: Insight and Analysis

Informed by years of internationally-recognised research excellence, Queen’s on Brexit brings together leading academics from Queen’s University who can provide an authoritative voice on the Brexit process, the many policy areas affected by Brexit, and the subsequent impact on Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.

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Boris Johnson
Border issues

Northern Ireland has become emblematic of the UK’s Brexit project

August 2019 - It was only a matter of time before the British government would have to come to a decision. Would it downplay Northern Ireland’s importance to the withdrawal process or play up its significance for the Brexit project as a whole? It has chosen the latter.

Dr Katy Hayward
The Irish Times

Peace wall in Belfast
Border issues

How the 'neithers' could decide Northern Ireland's political fate

August 2019 - Fifty years after the tribalism of the Troubles, the ‘non-aligned’ are likely to determine the outcome of any referendum on unification with the Republic of Ireland

Dr Katy Hayward
The Guardian

The coast of Ireland at the Irish Sea
Border issues

Recent no-deal threats show dangerous disregard for Northern Ireland and its fragile peace

August 2019 - The backstop is intended to protect hard-won peace; no deal would jeopardise it. Any warning of “imminent potential disaster” from a collective of civic bodies should give pause for thought. If such a warning comes from within a fragile post-conflict society, it should stop the government in its tracks.

Dr Katy Hayward
The UK in a Changing Europe

Silhouette of the Lanyon building tower


Research Activity

As an institution, Queen’s has a long-standing history of research into European integration, with our academics offering key insight into the work of several high-profile Brexit research projects.

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