University of Bristol and Brexit

Our focus remains on supporting EU staff and students, and retaining Bristol’s links with our European partners.

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.

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

Hugh BradyThe University of Bristol has a distinctive international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and our international staff and students play a vital role in the ongoing and future success of our institution. The Brexit discussions and the uncertainty around them continues to be cause for everyone, and we want to assure all staff and students that they are welcome here at Bristol.

We are absolutely committed to supporting everyone in our community. This website has been developed to help you to keep up to date with latest developments in the Brexit negotiations and to provide you with sources of advice.

I hope that you find the information on this website useful. We will continue to update it as and when more information becomes available so please check it regularly to ensure that you stay up to date with the latest information.

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice Chancellor

Our research and Brexit

Many of our researchers have fed into the Brexit debate, lending fresh insights and influential advice.

Vice-Chancellor's Brexit blog post

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