Tag : Brexit

EU applications to study in UK down by 9%

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According to UCAS, the number of applicants from EU students for top university courses in the UK have dropped by 9%. Following Brexit, there was concern from both UK and EU students about its impact on studying abroad as well as travelling, particularly in regards to the restriction of free … Read More

Concerns grow for Leeds staff post-Brexit

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Wednesday saw the first of a series of open meeting for EU and non-EU staff and students to discuss the consequences and impact of Brexit. The meeting, hosted by UCU president Tim Goodall and Work and Employment expert Gabriella Alberti, tackled the pressing questions of employment, residency and citizenship for … Read More

“EU support should be treason”, proposes Tory counciller

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Christian Holliday, conservative councillor and adamant Brexiteer, has launched a petition calling to make supporting EU membership a treasonable offence. In what appears to be an effort to antagonise so-called “remoaners”, rather than to actually instigate reform, Holliday posted the petition to Parliament’s website on 15 October. It has since … Read More

Brexit effect on graduate placements

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Statistically six out of every seven of you voted Remain. So it isn’t a surprise that Brexit came as a surprise to many, especially in university. However, Brexit has arrived and with the PM Theresa May stating “Brexit means Brexit” there is little hope of the referendum being taken as … Read More

Can Leeds be at the heart of potential Brexit success

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(Photo from Milners Blog) In the midst of the recent political and economic repercussions that have surrounded London in the past few months, it can become easy to be embroiled in the thought that ‘the city’ can prop up the nations current troubles. But to follow this dependent notion almost … Read More

We have the right to Bremoan

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Despite being denounced as “unpatriotic Bremoaners” in a recent Daily Mail editorial, those of us who voted to remain should not be afraid to hold the government to account over it’s half baked plans for Brexit. Remain voters like myself have to accept the referendum result, no one’s disputing that. … Read More

Brexit uncertainty and higher education

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As we all know ‘Brexit’ has led to adjustments within our economy. However what you may not know is the effect these are set to have upon students. The value of our currency has dropped significantly, particularly against the US dollar, where the exchange rate is at a 31-year low! … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The presence of Brexit in the music industry

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To quote George Orwell in one of his infinitely brilliant essays, “most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society”. Orwell is rarely wrong. Theresa May’s decision to trigger Article 50 and thus accelerate the process of leaving the … Read More

British universities consider their post-Brexit options

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British universities are considering extending their campuses into the European Union due to heightened uncertainties surrounding Brexit over what sort of relationship they will have with the EU in the future. On Monday [3 Oct. 2016], Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to trigger Article 50 by the end … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Brexit means Brexit, but what on Earth is going on?

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The in-out referendum has had seismic effects on British politics; we’ve seen a prime minister depart, an ultimately unsuccessful leadership challenge against the leader of the opposition, and talk of a second independence referendum in Scotland. The pound has dropped and EU residents worry about their future because, lets be … Read More