Could you provide a testimonial for this blog?

You’ll know if you've read my profile that I am a university professor, and one of the things that I am assessed on is public engagement and impact. To demonstrate that, I need to gather testimonials. Would you be willing to write such a testimonial?

If so, it would need to be given in your real name, with (if relevant) your occupation and employer, and provided (again, if relevant) on official letter headed notepaper or (if not) showing your private address, and bear your signature. It would need to be 1 or 2 pages long.

You would need to be someone who regularly reads this blog (or other things I have written about Brexit) and would state this in the testimonial.

Ideally, I need testimonials from decision makers (whether in politics, business or civil society), opinion formers and communicators (e.g. journalists and commentators) or campaigners. The one kind of testimonial I can’t use, I’m afraid, is from another academic.

The kind of testimonial I need is one indicating some change that reading my blog has caused. That might be to do with giving you a better understanding of Brexit issues in general or, ideally from my point of view, a change in your practice.

For example, if you are a journalist it might be that the blog has helped you to formulate questions or stories; or if you are a politician it might be that it has helped you to ask more effective questions or respond to your constituents in a more informed way; or if you are in business it might have helped you to respond to Brexit; or if you are a campaigner it might have helped your activities in some way. In all cases, the more specific the impact it has had on what you think or do the better.

Any testimonials given would be used purely for evaluation purposes, and will not be in the public domain.

If you are willing to provide such a testimonial, please email it to me at, or feel free to email me if you have any questions about what is involved before deciding.

Many thanks for any help you can give with this.

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