Statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum

We understand that many students and staff will have questions and concerns following the outcome of the EU Referendum.

We will endeavour to provide clarity on the pressing issues as soon as we can and would like to reassure staff and students 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 Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff. 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. 

Over the coming weeks, months, and years, we will work with colleagues within the sector and external partners to identify and respond to the challenges and indeed the opportunities that will unfold. As a university community 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 developed an FAQ for students informed by the guidance which we will continue to update as new information, and clarity, emerges.