Vice-Chancellor’s response to referendum result

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The University of Kent is proud to be outward facing and international. We are especially proud of our diverse student body and our European and international staff. We recognise that we benefit greatly from this diversity.

I am naturally disappointed at the result of the EU referendum. It reflects neither my personal views nor those of the University. I recognise, nonetheless, the democratic process that has led to this outcome.

I want to reassure all staff and students that we are committed to supporting them through the uncertain period as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union.

There are at this stage many unknowns. I will be setting up a working group to look in detail at the issues for the University. In the meantime, any non-UK European staff members with particular concerns should contact Human Resources Department ( Non-UK European students should contact the Dean for Internationalisation in the first instance (

The University of Kent continues to be one of the nation’s leading universities, offering both an outstanding student experience and world-leading research. We also continue to be proud to remain the United Kingdom’s European university.

Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor

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