Last updated: 14 January 2020
We are proud to be a global community with students from more than 100 countries studying together here on our UK campus. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff and students and also on the welcoming atmosphere here at Lancaster.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will result in some changes for some students. However, our international outlook will not alter. In the meantime, we as a university are working hard to influence policy for the benefit of all our staff and students.
A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU, which both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign. They will then enter a transition period and start to negotiate new arrangements and prepare for new rules. However, the UK could still leave with no deal if the withdrawal agreement is not approved by 31 January 2020, or at the end of a transition period.
Since last year a dedicated group of Lancaster University staff, chaired by our Interim Vice-Chancellor, has been monitoring the situation closely to ensure that Lancaster University is as prepared as possible for exiting the EU as well as the possibility of a no-deal scenario. The aim is to minimise any potential disruption for our students and staff.
As part of our preparations, the University has been focused on:
- Visas and immigration for staff and students
- Maintaining services and supplies to campus– including campus infrastructure such as fuel for heating, IT and food
- Travel for staff and students
- Research and research funding including Horizon 2020
- Student mobility including Erasmus+
- Student fees and funding.
For the latest government information on getting ready for Brexit, please visit www.gov.uk/brexit. You can also see a government publication for how universities should prepare for a “no-deal” Brexit.