Sheila Riddell

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Sheila
Riddell
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Professor of Inclusion and Diversity / Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange / Director of CREID
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University of Edinburgh
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The future of higher education lies at the heart of the debate on Scottish independence, and has a strong bearing on individual life chances, social mobility and issues of social justice and social citizenship. This fellowship will inform public debate in the run-up to the referendum by exploring how administrative and parliamentary devolution affects higher education in Scotland, investigating the impact of devolution on cross-border student flows, and illuminating the implications of devolution or independence for present and future higher education policy.

Fellowship project: Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence

Project Job Role: 
Professor of Inclusion and Diversity

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This working paper draws on findings from an ESRC-funded project entitled Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence, conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh between March 2013 and July 2014. The project is part of the ESRC’s Future of... Read more
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by Sheila Riddell, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh Higher education may not be the most salient issue for voters in the independence debate.  Nonetheless, it is of great importance economically, socially and culturally and highlights issues with much... Read more
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by Sheila Riddell, ESRC Fellow and Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh The Scottish Government’s  White Paper on Scotland’s future, published on 26th November 2013, includes a chapter on education, skills and employment, and has a particular focus on the... Read more
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  • 10th August 2018

    Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution.

  • 8th August 2018

    The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed. Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.

  • 2nd August 2018

    The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.

  • 31st July 2018

    The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.

  • 25th July 2018

    Given that there are many policy differences between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, asks Jonathan Evershed, why has customs policy been singled out as a red line by Unionists?

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