View the call for submissions here.
Read the EPC’s response here.
In 2016, The Education Committee launched an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on higher education. The inquiry followed the expansion of the Committee’s remit to include higher education, further education and skills in response to changes at the Department for Education.
The Committee invited written submissions on the following issues:
- The likely impact of the UK exiting the EU on EU students studying in England
- What protections should be in place for existing EU students and staff
- The future of the Erasmus programme following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU
- Risks and opportunities for UK students
- How changes to freedom of movement rules may affect students and academics in English higher education institutions
- How to ensure UK universities remain competitive after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU
- What the Government’s priorities should be during negotiations for the UK to exit the EU with regard to students and staff at higher education institutions
- What steps the Government should take to mitigate any possible risks and take advantage of any opportunities
The call for submissions ran from September to November 2016.
EPC President, Professor Stephanie Haywood, gave evidence to the House of Commons Education Committee on the 11th of January 2017
The EPC received a number of mentions in the final report of the Committee.