That is not to say we do not face a challenge. As the UK embarks on its exit from the EU, we will be working hard to champion the contribution that students, colleagues and collaborators from across Europe make to ensuring Britain’s higher education system remains the best, and most welcoming, in the world.
Whatever outcome emerges from the UK government’s negotiations with the EU, we will support our entire university community through the next stages. Already we are underlining our commitment to activity on the continent with the recent establishment of a Brussels office – which we intend to expand in the near future – and we’re offering overseas students, including those from the EU, around £2 million worth of scholarships to study here.
Coventry University will be working hard during the coming months, in conversation with the government, to clarify precisely what the UK's exit means for our EU students and staff – if you are one of them, then you will be amongst the first to know of future developments.