European Union Referendum

24 June 2016

European Union Referendum

Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, said: "Following the vote to leave the European Union, there are clearly questions on how this will impact on the work of the University and could affect our European Union students and staff, who make such a valuable contribution to our community and the work that we do.

"There will be no immediate change to the immigration status and funding arrangements of EU staff and students. This includes prospective students with a place to start in academic year 2016/17 and those studying on an Erasmus programme. Current applicants should continue the process in the usual way, and will be fully informed of any developments.

"We are rightly proud of our strong record of collaborative research with European partners which delivers real benefit to society. The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 programme has not changed and all existing EU project grants and contracts will be honoured unless we are otherwise advised.  

"Our international outlook brings many benefits for the University and the communities we serve, and we will continue to reach out across Europe and beyond, to collaborate on solving the pressing issues and challenges facing us today.

"The University will participate fully in the post-referendum discussions that are already taking place, and please be assured that you will be updated on all developments."

For further information on the funding that will remain in place to support EU students read the full statement.

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