Useful resources and information

Following the referendum campaign and the resulting historic vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd 2016 the University of Birmingham will be engaged in the discussions around the UK leaving the European Union. On this page you will find links to external sources and organisations leading the negotiations. The University has also created a Frequently Asked Questions page as a resource for staff and students.

Implications for leaving the EU

Implications for you

The vote to leave the EU has caused much uncertainty about the UK’s future relationship with the EU and what this might practically mean for the University community.

Please see our frequently asked questions for more information about how leaving the EU may affect you as a student or as a member of staff.  If students have further concerns that are not answered by these FAQs and wish to speak to someone you can contact the Student Hub.

It should be noted that there is no immediate change to the immigration and associated fee status of EU nationals. This will remain the case until the Government decides otherwise or at the point at which the UK formally leaves the EU.

Implications for the University

The Government has 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.

Looking ahead, the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU will, though, impact how and whether the University will be able to access EU funding for research and student mobility, and our ability to recruit current levels of EU students and staff.

As a university community which welcomes international students and staff 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.  We have senior level representation on the Brexit working groups that have been set up by Universities UK and the Russell Group. We are working to make a strong case to Government on these matters and are closely monitoring Brexit developments and their implications for the University.

Implications for the city

The University is working with leaders from local government and business to understand the broader implications of Brexit to Birmingham.

Together we are communicating our concerns to decision-makers in Government and at EU level, and positioning the City to shape and take advantage of the opportunities of Brexit, such as the Government’s renewed commitment to devolving further powers and funding to city regions to strengthen the post-Brexit economy.

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