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The Politics Departments diverse and vibrant research capacity ensures our commitment to impactful research through a range of public engagement events, contribution to policy making, expert evidence giving and informing on-going debate.

Our colleagues regularly appear on the media, present evidence to Parliaments, regional and international bodies, have founded or are members of expert committees and speak at public events. We work with a range of political parties, pressure groups, media outlets and non-governmental organisations. In REF 2014, half of our impact was graded at 4* (world-leading) quality.

Examples of our impact can be seen in our partnerships with the Tate Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum.


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The Integrity of UK Elections

Our research contributes to bringing about legislative change.

Modern Slavery

Tackling human trafficking and modern slavery

We are helping to change the attitudes that contribute to the continuation of slavery-like practices.

Influencing political party change in Northern Ireland

Influencing political party change in Northern Ireland

Our research has been used extensively in understanding the DUP’s role at Westminster.