House of Lords EU Select Committee: Brexit inquiry

03 November 2017

After Brexit, universities will play an increasingly important role in boosting jobs and growth and driving productivity through delivering cutting-edge research and innovation. A positive outcome for science, research and innovation in the negotiations will be mutually beneficial to the UK and the EU science base as a whole.

The Russell Group strongly supports the principle of seeking a transition period after the date of EU exit. Such a transition period will provide essential medium-term clarity and minimise disruption for universities and students.

Our submission to the House of Lords inquiry shows our calls for tuition fees and student support for EU nationals to remain unchanged so that they retain their rights to remain in the UK for study and post-study work, eligibility for ‘home’ fee rate and access to loans and grants for the duration of their course.

There must also be full participation in Horizon 2020, Euratom and Erasmus+ to the end of the current programmes.

Russell Group response to Lords EU Select Committee inquiry - Brexit Deal or No Deal.pdf

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