A message from our President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor

I know the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is likely to be a cause of frustration for many members of our University community and you will have questions about how this will affect you.

Firstly, I want to assure you of my personal commitment that we will do all in our power to support you, protect our global University community and secure answers to your questions as the UK's future relationship with the EU becomes clearer.

Our University is an international community which includes students and scholars from the UK, the EU and more than 140 countries across the globe. International staff and students enhance our academic life, culture, and economy and are central to our innovative teaching and world-leading research in everything from medicine and science to engineering, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

Both our University and the city of Sheffield welcome students from the EU and around the world. We are committed to ensuring the UK remains a welcoming home of global scholarship, which provides a world-class education to the most talented people from around the world.

As a University, we are offering a range of support services and advice which are outlined on these pages. If you have additional questions, please email eu@sheffield.ac.uk

We are facing a great deal of uncertainty over the implications of Brexit and the possibility of a 'no deal' scenario. We will continue to put together plans to mitigate the impact of different Brexit outcomes, including on the residence status of staff and students, mobility and travel, and the status of research contracts. We will also continue to work with other universities, students, higher education sector bodies, businesses and city and regional partners to further understand the impact of Brexit on the work of our University, staff and students.

We know our staff and students, current and prospective, will have many questions about what Brexit will mean for them personally. These pages offer answers to commonly asked questions, and provide links to further information. We will do all we can to ensure that you receive the advice and support you need.

Professor Koen Lamberts
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield