The EU referendum 2016
On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK voted on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union. The outcome was a decision to leave.
A University of Sheffield spokesperson said: "The University of Sheffield is carefully considering the implications of the result of the EU referendum to the University and to our staff and students. Our University is a Top 100 University globally and home to staff and students from around the world, including many from other EU nations. Scholars from these countries are central to the teaching of students and research in everything from medicine and science to engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
"Naturally, a vote to leave the EU raises many important questions that require urgent answers - for universities, staff, students, prospective students, our research partners and other stakeholders. We will be working closely with other universities across the UK to seek answers to these questions as quickly and completely as possible.
"However, we should remember that leaving the EU will not happen overnight. The Lisbon Treaty foresees a two year negotiation process between the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided. For this reason there will not be any immediate material change to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff or to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+.
"Our primary concern at this time is for those staff and students who may be affected by the outcome of the referendum, and we will continue to offer advice and support to them over the coming weeks and months."
Frequently asked questions about the EU referendum result and its implications for our University, staff and students
EU referendum-related opinion and comment pieces from University experts.
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Views posted in comment articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the University of Sheffield.
EU external migration: what it is and why it matters
Migration is a key theme in the EU referendum debate. But do you know the difference between migration within the EU and migration from outside? In this film, with the help an EU migration law expert, we explain how the power to control migration from outside the EU remains in the hands of the UK..
It is the third of three short films by Dr Paul James Cardwell, of the University’s School of Law, which are part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.
EU democracy promotion: what it is and why it matters
How does the EU try to promote democracy in countries around the world? This film looks at the obligations the EU has to promote democratic values beyond its borders, and how it puts these obligations into practice. With expert views on EU policy-making, the films asks what part the UK plays in shaping the EU agenda on democracy promotion.
It is the second of three short films by Dr Paul James Cardwell.
EU sanctions: what are they and why do they matter?
Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed Brexit could make it harder to combat Russian aggression in Eastern Europe – but is this the case?
A new video by the University of Sheffield and ShoutOut UK explores the role of EU sanctions, why they matter and the impact they have had on Russia.
It is the first of three short films by Dr Paul James Cardwell.
EU referendum-related blogs from University experts.
Advice about the EU referendum result
Following the EU referendum, we now know that the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Many of you will have strong feelings about this decision and deep concerns about what it will mean for the future of our continent, our country and our University.
Our University is a community of international scholarship which includes many citizens of other EU countries. We know our students and staff will have many questions about what this will mean for them personally, as will all those who are directly involved in work dependent on EU collaboration and funding.
On EU advice page, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the impact the EU referendum result will have on our University, staff and students. This information will be extended in the coming weeks and months as we know more.
You can also email us your questions at: email@example.com
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The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is transforming the social science research environment by developing world-class training in quantitative research methods. SMI experts will be analysing statistics quoted by campaign groups and poll data in the run up to the EU referendum.
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See our expert guide on the EU referendum.
Guidance for staff
See the guidance provided by HEFCE and The Charity Commission on engagement around the EU referendum:
Professor Sir Keith Burnett regularly engages with UK leaders and influential policy makers at the highest level.
He advises and comments on high-profile topics including:
An engaged student population
We're proud of our students and the role they play as active and engaged citizens.
Our Students' Union voted to campaign for the UK to remain part of the European Union.