University response to referendum result

Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, the University has reinforced its commitment to remain a European university and to continue to provide one of the best student experiences in the UK.

In a statement to staff and students, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow said:

‘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.’

The University will work with Universities UK  and other agencies, seeking advice and guidance throughout the period of transition particularly on the issues directly affecting our non-UK European Union students and staff.

Staff and students have been emailed and we will be arranging information events, faqs and other assistance over the coming days and weeks.

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 (