Universities UK response to Education Committee report on Brexit
Responding to the House of Commons Education Select Committee report on the impact of Brexit, Alistair Jarvis, Deputy Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: "The committee is right to identify European staff, immigration policy, and research collaboration as priorities for universities as Brexit negotiations start.
"The Government should seek to secure continued close collaboration with EU research partners and also provide certainty for EU staff currently working in UK universities in terms of work and residency rights. Changes to our immigration system are also needed to ensure that the UK remains a destination of choice for international talent and students.
"As large and complex organisations, universities plan for years down the line, so it important that we receive clarity of the Government's positions on these crucial issues as soon as possible."