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Vacancy - Research Fellow (BREXIT)

Working under the direction of Professor Nicola McEwen, you will be part of the project team undertaking the programme of research and knowledge exchange activities funded under the ESRC Brexit Priority Grant: The repatriation of competences: implications for devolution.

This part time, fixed term post is available for 12 months from 1 October 2017 for 28 hours per week (0.8fte).

Closing date: 2 October 2017

Main Responsibilities (Approx. % of time)

  1. To conduct reviews of relevant literature (10%)

Robert A. Young (1950-2017)

Michael Keating remembers his friend and colleague Prof Bob Young who has passed away. Prof Young was a member of the Centre's advisory board and a tireless supporter of our work. 

Report: One year on from EU referendum, Brexit gives rise to new political identities

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. This major report includes contributions from CCC fellows and other leading scholars throughout the UK. 

Book Launch: Debating Scotland

Debating ScotlandOn 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society, and the general public to an unprecedented degree, leading to an 85 per cent turnout in the final vote.

Scotland and Brexit - Recording and Storify now live

For your information the recording of presentations is now on our website and YouTube Channel. There's also a great recap of the event on Storify.

To view the recording please visit the Scotland and Brexit event page

To read a recap of the event please visit the Storify


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CCC Fellow Receives Award in Birthday Honours

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change and Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. The award recognised Professor Jeffery’s work in promoting social science as a tool to inform public decision making. 

Towards Brexit? The UK’s EU Referendum

The University of Edinburgh, in association with FutureLearn, is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC):

Towards Brexit? The UK’s EU Referendum (

Course Starts: 13 June 2016 

Course Team: Anthony Salamone, Prof Laura Cram, Prof Charlie Jeffery

The UK will hold its referendum on EU membership on 23 June 2016.