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Northern Ireland Assembly - KESS

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KESS is jointly delivered by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) of the Assembly, in partnership with all three universities located in Northern Ireland (NI) – the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB – co-founder in 2011), the University of Ulster (joined in 2012) and The Open University, joining as the third Northern Ireland university in 2013.

The first of its kind in the UK, KESS aims to promote evidence-led policy and law-making through a programme of presentations and debates by academia to decision-makers such as MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly). The series offers networking opportunities, attracting a broad spectrum of attendees including MLAs and their staff; Assembly staff; public and private sector employees; academics; voluntary and community groups; and members of the public.

You can view all previous KESS presentations on the KESS YouTube channel.