Exeter Uni vows to continue supporting Erasmus students after Brexit
‘We are committed to supporting EU students’
The University of Exeter has vowed to continue supporting Erasmus students following Brexit.
In light of MPs voting not to ensure Britain renegotiates full Erasmus membership, The Tab Exeter spoke to Exeter Uni about what Brexit means for study abroad programmes.
A spokesperson for the University said: “We are committed to supporting EU students coming to University of Exeter and committed to continuing exchanging students regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK.”
They continued: “Provided the UK Government reaches an agreement with the EU that UK universities can participate in Erasmus+ projects after Brexit, students will be able to come to the University of Exeter through the Erasmus+ programme until the end of the academic year 2020/21.
“We fully support the Erasmus+ programme and will be making the case strongly that we should continue. The University of Exeter is 2nd in the UK for highest number of outbound Erasmus+ students.”
“We know that the Erasmus+ programme leads to better graduate outcomes so that students who have studied or worked abroad do better academically, are 32% less likely to be unemployed, more likely to be in a graduate-level job and receive a 5% higher starting salary than those without overseas experience.”
The spokesperson added: “The government has said it is still open to participation in the [Erasmus] programme”, and reminded us of the Prime Minister’s reassurance that “there is no threat to the Erasmus scheme”.