The university sector has collectively supported the Remain campaign. While we respect the many different individual views, this morning’s result is challenging news for the sector, and by implication for us as an institution.
The University of Westminster is engaged in a wide programme of global engagement – both within and beyond the European Union. It remains our ambition to be an outwardly focused University where all our students will have the opportunity to choose to study or work abroad, or closer to home, in contexts that develop intercultural understanding and we will continue to be part of our thriving national sector that is both competitive and attractive internationally.
The referendum and its result will have been closely followed by our community of colleagues, students and applicants whose personal circumstances it may impact.
Our priority will be to reassure and welcome everyone as usual, with the knowledge that this result may bring some uncertainty. Barring unilateral action from the UK Government, there is no immediate impact on the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff, or of the UK as a full member of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. There will be no changes to fees for EU students starting studies here in September 2016 who will be charged at the current level for UK/ EU students subject to them successfully progressing each year.
We remain a globally engaged institution.