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As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is
everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark,
Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk
serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...
Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Call for Student Representatives: Be the Voice of Europe!
17 October 2012
UCL European Institute, is looking for student ambassadors to attend its events and report on them. Representatives will be asked to write 400 to 600 words commenting and evaluating on the event, and the issues it raises.
These reports will be published on the European Institute’s junior researchers' blog, as well as on the UCLU European Society’s website and in its award-winning publication, EUREKA. This position offers a unique chance to meet with some of the most influential individuals on the continent.
We are looking for students with a broad range of interests, engaged with the debates of today’s Europe. To apply to join the representatives’ team, please attend one of the next European Institute events, write a report of 400-600 words, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of November.