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Calls for evidence from universities

Universities UK is working closely with the UK government to ensure key departments, ministers and officials are clear on the implications of Brexit for the higher education​​ sector.

Evidence and feedback from universities on how Brexit is impacting UK higher education, including staff, students, and science and research is helping to make the case for action in priority areas.​

Please submit evidence to info@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

In addition, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has set up a dedicated inbox to receive evidence of any post-Brexit impact on science and research: research@bis.gsi.gov.uk.

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 News

Initial Brexit deal good news for universities

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Universities UK has welcomed the initial Brexit agreement, but stressed that phase two of the negotiations will be hugely important for universities.

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 Blog

Horizon 2020: universities need clarity on UK participation in EU research and innovation programme

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Universities UK International's Peter Mason looks at the possible impact of Brexit on the UK's participation in the EU's research and innovation programmme Horizon 2020. He looks at what's at stake and what universities need.

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13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.