Brexit advice and support

On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted to reject the government’s draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. We expect further decisions from the government and parliament, and will provide further information as the situation becomes clearer.

I know this is an unsettling time for many of you and you are likely to have many questions about what happens now and what this means for you. As a University, I want to assure you that we will work to support you.

Our University is and will remain a welcoming home of global scholarship and we are deeply proud of our diverse community, which includes international staff and students from more than 140 countries around the world. Whatever the outcome of Brexit, people at our University will be affected in different ways and it is important that we support each other and are mindful of how our colleagues and students might be feeling.

As a University, we are continuing to put together plans to mitigate the impact of different Brexit outcomes including the possibility of a ‘no deal’ scenario on areas such as the residence status of staff and students, mobility and travel, and the status of research contracts. These pages and FAQs will continue to be updated with the latest information as more details become available.

If you have any questions related to Brexit, you can also email

Thank you for your commitment and the valuable contribution you make to our University.

Updates from our President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor


News and updates

Read the latest updates on government announcements.

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Your questions answered

Browse frequently asked questions for students and staff.

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Academic analysis

Comment and analysis on Brexit from our academics.

Our international community

A Part of Sheffield

A Global University

Information on these pages is accurate to the best of the University's knowledge and based on advice from the UK government and national bodies for universities. However, we reserve the right to update and amend information as we seek further clarification on questions arising from the referendum.