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Brexit and UK universities

We are working with our members, the university sector and government on the implications for universities and students of the UK's vote to leave the EU.


British universities have a vital role to play in creating a successful, dynamic and internationally competitive post-exit UK. 

Universities are central to driving inclusive economic growth locally, regionally and nationally; improving productivity as part of the Industrial Strategy; and strengthening international trade and diplomatic relationships across Europe and the wider world.

Brexit

Brexit FAQs
For information on the implications of Brexit for universities and students, please see our FAQs. 

Brexit transition period 
For information on what the Brexit transition period means for UK universities. 

Securing an effective post-Brexit settlement 
Find out what the government must do to secure an effective post-Brexit settlement where universities can maximise their contribution to a globally-successful UK.

A 'no deal' Brexit
Find out what a 'no deal' Brexit might mean for universities, and our recommended actions for government and universities to minimise risk. 

Policy priorities
How can the government ensure universities are best placed to maximise their contribution to a successful and global UK post-EU exit?  

 Blog

Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK's immigration system?

31 January 2020
On the day that the UK leaves the European Union, UUK's Karmjit Kaur sets out what immigration reforms are needed to ensure the system is fit for purpose.

News

​Time is running out to save Erasmus+: Losing study abroad scheme would blow a hole in UK economic prospects

9 March 2020
More than 17,000 UK university students are hoping that the UK Government can negotiate continued involvement in Erasmus+ in its trade discussions with the European Union so they can develop important and necessary skills overseas next year.

 The team

Daniel Hurley

Dan Hurley

Policy Manager
Universities UK

Universities UK written evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry on Brexit

Briefing
15 November 2016
Leaving the EU poses some major challenges for the UK higher education system, but the right support and investment from government – both now and in the future – universities can still thrive.