EU referendum: information


On 23 June 2016 the UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Following the vote, the University Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands issued a statement, in which he said: 

“Leeds is an international university in a City that looks outwards; our determination to attract and welcome talent from across Europe and around the world is undiminished.”

Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds

In his statement, Sir Alan stressed that:

  • the University will work tirelessly to ensure that students, academics and our wider group of staff from Europe can continue to study and work at Leeds.
  • for at least the next couple of years we do not envisage any material change to the status of current and prospective EU students and staff.
  • we will work hard to ensure that students and staff who may be affected by the referendum are properly supported at all times and they will be offered advice by the University on a regular basis as the national policy picture becomes clearer.

Read the full statement from the Vice-Chancellor


A special page on the University’s main website has been created, to inform current and prospective students on issues affecting them.


A dedicated section has been created on For Staff, to update staff with the latest information. In addition to the main content, please see the latest updates on the right-hand side. 

Read the Vice-Chancellor's Leader Column to staff on the challenges posed by the Brexit vote.


While the University endeavours to keep this information as up to date as possible, it cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies. For the latest information from the government, please visit the website