Brexit updates and events

The 31 January will see the UK leaving the European Union. This is a historically significant moment and it will change the political relationship between the UK and our European partners. It will shape a future new relationship with Europe.

The University recognises this moment and its impact on colleagues and students. We understand this day will create many different emotions and will mean different things for each individual.

As a university community, we will continue to strive for international co-operation in Europe and around the globe for the enhancement of knowledge and the enrichment of the student experience. We are proud of our European links and our internationally diverse student and staff community from Europe and around the world.

Events on the day

In recognition of this moment, there are two events on Friday 31 January on the Canterbury campus that are open to both students and staff:

  • 10.00-11.00 European solidarity march
    Join Kent Union starting at University Plaza (next to campus shops). The march will finish at Woolf College. More details about the march are on Facebook.
  • 11.00-12.00 University Brexit Information event, Woolf Lecture Theatre 1
    Hosted by the Dean for Europe, this event will include information on our post-Brexit strategy, practical information on Brexit-related issues including settlement status and Erasmus, a Q&A session and an opportunity to come together and share thoughts as a University community. The event will be live-streamed to Medway and our European centres in Brussels, Paris and Rome. If you wish to come to join the Canterbury event or the Medway live-stream, please book ahead via Eventbrite.

Further information and support

For updates, information and advice on what support and assistance is available, see our Brexit information pages for students and staff.