Dear student,

As you will be aware, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The UK Parliament has now passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and it looks likely that we will see a transition period from the 31 January until 31 December 2020. In this period, the UK will cease to be an EU member but will continue to follow its rules.

We would like to reiterate our commitment to being an international centre of teaching and research excellence and to cherish the diversity this brings.

We understand the anxiety that many in our student community may be feeling regarding Brexit and want to reassure you that we are committed to supporting every member of our community over this period.

Advice on travel, procurement and funding remains unchanged and our Brexit web pages contain a range of information and guidance for both students and staff.

Support from the Student Immigration Service

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen studying at the University, the Student Immigration Service (SIS) provides daily drop-ins for guidance and advice on the implications of Brexit and your immigration status. Should you need more information about immigration or the EU Settlement Scheme, do not hesitate to contact them at or visit their webpages.

Other information and support

We recognise that this will be a challenging time for many in our University community. We would ask each of you to be aware of, and sensitive to, the impact it may have on others who study and work here.

If you feel you need any other help or support, please do not hesitate to contact Student Services on 01225 383838, by emailing, or call into one of the wellbeing drop-in sessions which are open every afternoon of the year in the Roper Student Services Centre in 4W. Alternatively, you can also contact the SU’s Support and Advice Centre.

Kind regards, Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) Dr Cassie Wilson, Vice-President (Student Experience)