It is now nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the EU. As it stands it is still not clear whether the UK will leave the EU with a Withdrawal Agreement in place and it is not clear when the UK will leave. The most recent extension of the withdrawal negotiation period lasts until the end of October 2019 but it remains the UK Government’s position that it wishes to leave with an agreement as soon as possible. As such, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the final shape of Brexit.
However, I want to reassure you of my belief and commitment that no matter how the process concludes, Edinburgh Napier will continue to be an international university in both our outlook and our actions, and will continue to seek out and welcome talent from across Europe and beyond.
We have developed valuable relationships with institutions and individuals across the EU over several decades. Many of our current and prospective students and staff are EU nationals and we value the talent and diversity that they bring. We also engage with EU networks and programmes, for example U!REKA and Erasmus, as part and parcel of what it means to be an international university.
Over the past three years, we have continually engaged with staff, students and other stakeholders, reassuring them and answering their questions as much as possible. We will continue to do this.
We have answered some common questions from current students, future students, and about exchange programmes at the links below and we will continue to update these pages when appropriate.
Professor Andrea Nolan OBE
Principal & Vice-Chancellor