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Message from the Principal – Brexit

With a six-month extension to the Brexit process having been agreed between the UK Government and European partners, considerable uncertainty remains around the nature and timing of the UK’s departure from the EU. However, one thing I am clear on is that the University of Stirling remains open to Europe and open to the world. 

Brexit is a process that will impact everyone, but we know that it is particularly significant for those staff and students from EU countries  and their families  who are an important and valued part of our University community, and who have made Stirling their home.

Many of our staff will also have close professional relationships and collaborations with European partners which have been vital in supporting the world-class research that we undertake.  

Likewise, whether students are enrolled at the University for the duration of their studies, or visiting through an exchange programme, they are all part of a vibrant and diverse Stirling family, brought together by the shared values of learning and research.

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Regardless of what the future holds, this University will always be an institution that champions internationalisation, and the power of education, learning and research to reach beyond borders and tackle the most pressing challenges facing the world.
Professor Gerry McCormac Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Together with partners across the sector, I am working closely with policymakers to champion the existing benefits of EU membership for education and research. Over the coming months, I will continue to make the case for a future relationship that allows universities and research to thrive. Details of existing advice and support for students and staff can be accessed here.

Regardless of what the future holds, this University will always be an institution that champions internationalisation, and the power of education, learning and research to reach beyond borders and tackle the most pressing challenges facing the world.

Our students and staff are central to that mission. You make the University the success that it is. Your contribution will always be valued, and the University will continue to support you.

Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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