Safeguarding EU nationals

01 August 2017

Following the publication of the Government’s policy paper ‘Safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU’ a significant degree of uncertainty remains concerning EU nationals’ rights and the process for acquiring them after the UK leaves the EU.

Whilst this is the UK Government’s first position for the negotiations, this lack of clarity is causing considerable concern for EU nationals at our universities and impacting on our ability to recruit talented staff from the EU.


The contribution of EU nationals to the world-class research and teaching at our institutions is crucial. More broadly EU staff and students add to the diversity of our campuses and enrich the learning experience for all.

We need to do everything we can to ensure these individuals feel valued and supported to stay in the UK. We would welcome greater clarity and assurances at the earliest opportunity regarding the UK Government’s offer.

Safeguarding EU nationals

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