Impact of exiting the EU on higher education report announced

21 April 2017

The Education Committee publishes its Ninth Report of Session 2016-17, Exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education (HC 683), at 00.01am on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Focus of the inquiry

The Committee’s inquiry explored the implications of the UK’s exit from the European Union for EU students and staff, and the impact on the reputations and competitiveness of English universities. The Committee also examined the effect of Brexit on EU research framework programmes, and the future of the Erasmus+ student exchange programme.

During the course of its inquiry the Committee held a number of evidence sessions outside Westminster, visiting universities across the country. The Committee heard from a number of university chancellors, university and research organisations, and students' groups.

Embargoed copies and media inquiries

Embargoed electronic copies of the report can be provided upon request to Government departments, oral evidence witnesses, and the media from the morning of Monday 24 April 2017. Requests should be sent to

All media inquiries should be addressed to Gary Calder –, 020 7219 7556 / 07917 488622.

The report can be viewed on the Committee’s website from 00.01am on Tuesday 25 April 2017, and is also available from the Houses of Parliament Shop (020 7219 3890).

Further information

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