Brexit, Article 50 and the EU Referendum
On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the UK triggered Article 50 and began the process of leaving the European Union.
Following the EU referendum result, 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
Brexit-related opinion and comment pieces from University experts.
Experts from the University of Sheffield give their reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50, officially beginning the UK's departure from the European Union.
EU citizens in the UK: after the shock comes the strategy to secure status
Fighting talk is not what we need
‘Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin: Post-Brexit Rivals to the City of London?
Brexit must preserve advisory networks
To our talented European colleagues: we want you to stay post-Brexit
UK science, post Brexit
What a ‘no deal’ Brexit would mean for healthcare of British pensioners in Spain
Alas, poor Europe
The political economy of the White Paper on the Future of Europe: Part Two
Right for all of us
Are British media failing the test of reporting Brexit?
British business strategy, EU social and employment policy and the emerging politics of Brexit
|Views posted in comment articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the University of Sheffield.|
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Advice about the EU referendum result
Following the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU), the UK and the EU have two years to negotiate arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal. The expectation is for the UK to remain a full member of the EU during this time. Many of you will have strong feelings about the decision to leave the EU 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 our EU advice page, we will answer the most commonly asked questions about the impact the decision to leave the EU will have on our University, staff and students. This information will be updated as and when we know more during the negotiation period.
You can also email us your questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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