At a summit on Thursday 10 April, the European Union and UK Government have agreed to extend the Brexit deadline to 31 October 2019. This means that the UK will remain part of the EU until that date, unless the Government is able to secure a deal beforehand.
The University’s Brexit Working Group, led by Jeremy Carrette, Dean for Europe, has been meeting for a number of months to prepare for Brexit, prioritising our response in the event of ‘No Deal’ with the EU. This group will continue to work on the various possible outcomes to ensure that – whatever happens – we are well prepared and are doing all we can to minimise disruption to our work. This will include long-term planning for Brexit to ensure continuity of relationships across Europe for teaching and research.
We will continue to update students and colleagues as the situation unfolds. There is more information on settled status, travel and other issues on the Brexit webpages:
If you have any further questions about what this could mean for you, please contact one of the following:
For Students: studentEUqueries@kent.ac.uk
For Staff: staffEUqueries@kent.ac.uk