Keele and the EU

At Keele we pride ourselves in our friendly and supportive community that has a genuine sense of inclusiveness.

The work we do does not recognise national boundaries and is all the better for that. We are therefore fully committed to ensuring that Keele remains the welcoming community for people from every nation that it has always been, regardless of national or local political movements.

Following a public referendum in June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The UK is planning to leave the EU (otherwise known as Brexit) by the 31st January 2020. The UK and the EU has agreed a withdrawal agreement in principle, but it remains as to whether the UK Government will approve the deal. The UK Government has now called for a General Election on the 12th December 2019. It is not yet clear whether the government will vote for a withdrawal agreement, or whether the UK will leave the EU without a deal. Whether the UK leaves with or without a deal will have a significant effect on the impact of Brexit, and there may be some repurcussions for students and staff within Higher Education. Below we have provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for both students and applicants and staff and outlined a number of further sources for advice and guidance. 

For the most up to date information regarding Brexit, please visit the UK Government's dedicated webpages https://www.gov.uk/brexit

These pages were last updated November 2019.

Further information

Further information on the UK's withdrawl from the EU can be found on the Universities UK 'Brexit and UK Universities' and the GOV.UK Brexit websites.