EU Referendum 2016

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EU referendum information and guidance

Nottingham is Britain’s global University. This will continue whatever lies ahead of us following the EU referendum. We want people from the UK, Europe and beyond to study, teach, research and work here – our international community of students and staff is one of our greatest strengths.

If you chose to study or work at The University of Nottingham, we want to make sure that you make the most of your opportunities here. That includes understanding what funding, help and support are available to you. We will have more information on this available soon. In the meantime, visit our International Office, Research and Human Resources pages for information. Or contact us direct if you have an urgent query.

Update on Tuesday 28 June

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has made a statement on the effect of the EU referendum on higher education, including student loans, research funding and student and staff immigration status. 

Statement on Friday 24 June

You will all by now be aware that the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. This is undoubtedly an unprecedented moment for us all.

While we begin to take this news in, I am sure you are wondering what it will mean for us personally and professionally. The answer is that nothing will change immediately.

In the run up to this Referendum, we began work on risk assessment and mitigation plans should the UK decide to leave the EU. Now the result is known we will intensify our efforts to ensure we prepare ourselves fully for the future. Change will not happen overnight and is likely to take some time. Considering Higher Education specifically, there will be uncertainty ahead, but also opportunity. We will work with our colleagues, sector bodies and partners to seek assurances from the Government on its support for Higher Education and ensure we are well placed to both identify and address the opportunities this new world will offer.

We value our highly diverse staff and student body at Nottingham, and what that does for our community. Unless the UK Government decides to take unilateral action, this vote does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff.

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice Chancellor

These pages will be updated as more detail emerges over the coming days and weeks.


Enquiries about the University’s response to the EU Referendum result should be directed to

The University of Nottingham

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