Education Committee Launches Inquiry into Brexit Impact on Higher Education


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The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK higher education, following the expansions of the Committee’s remit to include higher education, further education and skills.

The Committee aims for the inquiry to seek to inform the public and to ultimately influence Brexit negotiations. It will explore the implications of the UK’s exit from the European Union for EU students who want to study at England’s Higher Education Institutions and will consider the protections that should be given to those who are already here. The Committee will also aim to examine the effect of Brexit on the reputation of England’s higher education providers and ask how they can remain competitive going forward.

The Committee invites written submissions on a range of issues arising following Brexit:

  • The likely impact of the UK exiting the EU on EU students studying in England
  • What protections should be in place for existing EU students and staff
  • The future of the Erasmus+ programme following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU
  • Risks and opportunities for UK students
  • How changes to freedom of movement rules may affect students and academics in English higher education institutions
  • How to ensure UK universities remain competitive after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU
  • What the Government’s priorities should be during negotiations for the UK to exit the EU with regard to students and staff at higher education institutions
  • What steps the Government should take to mitigate any possible risks and take advantage of any opportunities

Alternative Providers are encouraged to submit written submissions via this page. The deadline for submissions is 11 November 2016.

  • Posted by Independent HE
  • On 29th September 2016

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