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Durham University to Lobby for the Rights of EU Citizens

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

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Durham University has announced it will formally lobby the government for the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK.

With Britain officially starting the process to leave the EU, the University has announced it will work through Universities UK (UUK) and the Russell Group to protect continued access to EU research funding and to make the case for immigration and work regimes which properly value and facilitate the contributions of international staff and students.

Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Corbridge indicated to students that they do not expected significant changes over the next two years, but remain mindful that it's a worrying time for current prospective students from across the European Union.

He added: "We are also supporting our staff and students through this period of negotiation. Durham University is immensely proud of the contributions of all our staff members and students who come from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. We flourish because we are an inclusive and outward looking community."

The university will provide regular updates via its dedicated microsite and has encouraged staff, students and other stakeholders to check the site.