EU referendum

world-1264062_1920We would like to reassure you that the vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus+ study abroad programmes, nor to the immigration status of prospective EU students with a place to start in the academic year 2016/2017 and 2017/18.

In the medium term, article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided. The Government has announced their intention to trigger article 50 no later than 31 March 2017.

The Government has also guaranteed funds for EU projects agreed up until the point at which the UK leaves the EU. This includes projects funded by Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds.

We have developed some Frequently Asked Questions and would encourage you to visit this if you have any queries.

Over the coming weeks, months, and years, we will work to identify and respond to the challenges and indeed the opportunities that will unfold. As a university community which welcomes international students from more than 150 countries we will, and indeed already are, planning together for the changes that will be ahead to ensure we remain an ambitious, outward-looking, global university.