Brexit: information and updates for staff

We continue to work with the Russell Group, Universities UK and others to address the challenges posed by Brexit. This includes lobbying Whitehall on the most pressing concerns for our staff and students, including around mobility, fees, travel arrangements and access to research funding.

Latest news

30 January 2020

The Government’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill was approved by Parliament and the House of Lords and given Royal Assent. On 29 January the European Parliament ratified the deal. The UK will leave the EU with this deal on 31 January. 

After 31 January, the UK enters a transition period, currently due to end on 31 December 2020. During this period the UK will cease to be an EU member but will continue to follow its rules; it is anticipated that there will be few significant changes to our university operations and European relationships until the transition ends.

We will continue to monitor developments during the coming months and will provide any new information as it becomes available.

Information and advice

Our Brexit Planning Group, chaired by Robert Kerse (Chief Operating Officer) will continue to monitor Brexit developments during the transition period (currently due to end on 31 December 2020). We will also continue to lobby the Government through Universities UK (UUK) on the issues that matter most to our university during 2020, to influence the negotiations and final deal.

Latest Bristol updates and briefings

For the latest information, please see our Brexit Updates and Topic Briefings.

You can find advice on travel, insurance, procurement, research and links to useful resources.

Status of EU citizens in the UK

What you need to know: the government's advice and information page, regularly updated.

Universities UK (UUK) Brexit FAQs and Guidance

Regularly-updated FAQs and ‌UUK Brexit Guidance (PDF, 113kB) for higher education.

Bristol research and Brexit

Find out about the research that Bristol's academics are conducting on the many aspects and possible implications of Brexit.

Preparing for Brexit

Rights to continue living and working in the UK

Help and advice

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