How is the University ensuring that its views on Brexit are heard?
We are working with the Russell Group, Universities UK and other national and local organisations to influence Government and to put forward the strongest possible case for the Higher Education sector.
We are calling for the UK's continued engagement in EU research and innovation programmes, as well as sustained academic and student mobility including access to the EU programmes which support this. Above all, the Higher Education sector is clear about the urgent priority that Government needs to give to guaranteeing the residency and work rights of EU citizens and their dependants currently working in the UK. An encouraging sign is that 'ensuring the United Kingdom remains the best place for science and innovation' was one of the twelve guiding principles set out in the Brexit White Paper. Clearly, there is still more that needs to be done to hold the Government to account in delivering on this pledge.
The University of Birmingham has also responded to the House of Commons' Education Select Committee Inquiry on Brexit and HE (PDF) and to the Treasury Select Committee's Inquiry on Brexit and transitionary arrangements (PDF).