UKCISA's statement of principles on Brexit

08 December 2016

UKCISA priorities and concerns about Brexit

Following the result of the EU Referendum, UKCISA immediately published guidance for students on what had and had not changed, in terms of immigration, fee status and access to loans.

However, now that more details are becoming clear on various aspects, and following discussion by UKCISA’s Board in November, we are releasing today, as a Statement of Principle, a note of seven key issues and priorities relating to those who are or have been studying or plan to study in the UK, which we believe need to be addressed and followed in the run-up to and following the UK’s exit from the EU.

The note has been designed to help members focus on those issues of direct and immediate importance to students and to assist them with any briefing of colleagues within institutions, local MPs or other influential contacts.

It has also been copied to, amongst others, senior contacts in the Home Office and BIES, to sector bodies and partners and to our Board and President, Lord Bilimoria, so that they can raise these issues in relevant meetings and debates.

The Statement will be reviewed on a regular basis as discussions and negotiations proceed.  If any members would like to provide comments or feedback on these issues (or any others) or examples of ways in which they are addressing or communicating these issues to their students, they are encouraged to post comments on our discussion forum.