EU referendum result


Date: 28th Jun 2016

There is a degree of uncertainty about the impact of the UK's recent EU referendum result. What is clear, however, is that Britain's withdrawal from the EU will be a gradual process.

I want to reassure our students from EU countries that our key priority at Buckinghamshire New University is to support them to successfully complete their studies. Our doors also remain very much open to future students from the EU and we continue to welcome applications.

As a leading institution for professional and creative education and applied research, we will continue our research programmes with partner institutions across the EU.

The University will also work with our partners, colleagues and regulatory bodies to identify how the referendum result will affect our students and staff.

There will be no immediate impact on the immigration status of current EU students, staff from the EU or those undertaking research projects which are funded by the EU.

Jo Johnson, the University Minister, has confirmed that students from the European Union who are already studying in the UK will not face any changes to financial support, such as loans to cover tuition fees. The current arrangements will also remain in place for those who have applied and are expecting to begin courses at UK universities in the autumn. Further information is available from the Student Loans Company.

We will continue to offer advice and support to our students and staff over the coming weeks and months.

If you have any queries please call 0330 123 2023 if you are in the UK or +00 44 1494 605 060 if you are calling from overseas. You can also email

Professor Rebecca Bunting