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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

Need for urgent clarity on status of EU students

14 June 2018
The UK could see a drop in EU students unless there is urgent clarity about the fee status of EU students starting courses next year (2019-20).

Door remains open for UK participation in next EU research programme

7 June 2018
The European Commission has set out how it would like to spend €100bn on research and innovation in the next EU budget. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will cover the period 2021-2027 and is a successor to the current programme Horizon 2020.

Prime Minister calls for ‘option’ to associate to next EU research programme

21 May 2018
Universities UK has welcomed the Prime Minister’s comments today that she would like to see the UK associate fully with the EU’s next research and innovation programme.

 Blog

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

7 November 2017
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.

How can universities help to attract and retain graduates in North East England?

27 April 2017
Ross Smith, Director of Policy at North East England Chamber of Commerce, outlines areas where universities could do more to help encourage graduates to stay to work in North East England

What the British public really think about international students

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.