Date published: March 29, 2017

A message from our Chief Operating Officer

Dear students,

As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty today. This signifies the formal start of the two-year negotiation for the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

While it is important to stress that the UK will remain a member of the EU for the next two years and there will be no immediate change for universities, we know many of you may have concerns. You can find answers to a range of frequently asked questions on the Student News Channel here.

The Universities UK (UUK) website also hosts an excellent Frequently Asked Questions page here.

Immediate priorities for UUK are to seek confirmation of the rights of EU nationals currently working in the sector to continue to live and work here and for EU students starting courses in 2018/19 and 2019/20 to remain eligible for home fee status and any loans and grants. You can read their full briefing paper here.

If you have any concerns our askUS desk will be happy to help.

Kind regards

Vikki Goddard

Chief Operating Officer

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