Brexit: information for students
York St John University is proud to be an international University, welcoming staff and students from all over the world. We are committed to our position in Europe and recognise the importance of research, teaching and student mobility in an environment where people of all backgrounds can flourish.
The UK gave formal notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union (by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union), on 29 March 2017. Following the general election in December 2019, the Conservative Government stated its intention to take the UK out of the European Union on 31 January 2020.
The Withdrawal Agreement (setting out the terms of the UK's exit) is currently passing through parliament and will lead to a post-Brexit transition period starting from 31 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020.
There is no change to the position of EEA nationals (EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens) and their family members in the UK during this time which means students and their family members can continue to exercise their residency rights in the UK.
The UK’s decision to leave the EU has led to uncertainty for many of our students, staff and postgraduate researchers. Whilst we are still unclear on some details following the UK’s exit from the EU, our priority is to ensure that we are doing all that we can to support those who may be affected.
Additional information below aims to address some of the questions you may have about studying at York St John University as the UK redefines its relationship with other European countries. We will update this page with new information as it is available. If you have any further queries about how Brexit might affect you as an EU student, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement from York St John University on 31 January 2020
It seems like a long time since the UK gave formal notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, on 29 March 2017.
Following the general election in December 2019, the Conservative Government stated its intention to take the UK out of the European Union, and today, we enter into a post-Brexit transition period until 31 December 2020.
The Brexit process has led to uncertainty for many of our staff and students and whilst some details regarding the UK’s withdrawal remain unclear, our priority is to ensure that we are doing all we can to support those who may be affected.
We have been supporting EU and EEA colleagues to access documentation needed for the EU Settlement Scheme. Information for students is available below and anyone with queries, big or small, about how Brexit might affect them can contact email@example.com
The University has a Brexit Planning Group that includes members of the Executive Board, Heads of Service and colleagues involved in business continuity and operational activity. The group liaises regularly with national and regional partners, including UUK, the City of York Council and the NHS to assess the potential impact of Brexit on staff and students and understand contingency planning at local level.
It is unclear how Brexit will affect research funding following withdrawal from the European Union, although the UK will continue to participate in programmes financed by the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 until their closure. This includes Horizon 2020, the EU’s current, €80 billion research and innovation programme. The UK Government’s position is to ensure UK institutions continue to have full access to Horizon 2020 funding, with the UK becoming an associated country, following an orderly withdrawal.
For more information on how Brexit will affect universities, please have a look at regularly updated information from Universities UK (UUK).