EU referendum update - Weekly Bulletin (08/08/2016)

Vice-Chancellor chairs UUK International Policy Network

In the Vice-Chancellor’s role as Chair of the Universities UK (UUK) International Policy Network, he attended and chaired an event last week (Tuesday 2 August) in London on addressing the implications of the vote to leave the European Union.

The event explored two key themes: addressing Brexit challenges and exploring the future opportunities for international collaboration once the UK leaves the EU, and included a diverse group of speakers from within and outside the Higher Education sector.

The continuing priorities for the sector are:

  • securing continued access to Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+;
  • clarifying staff and student immigration status post exit;
  • and whether EU students will continue having access to tuition fee loans from 2017/18.