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Brexit Update 30/01/20

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Dear Students of King’s,


The European Parliament has given its approval to the Withdrawal Agreement. This means the UK will leave the EU at 23.00 on Friday 31 January 2020 with a deal in place and a transition period until 31 December 2020.

During this period of transition, nothing will change for staff and students at King’s. You can continue to live, work and study, and travel in and out of the UK as you do today. It is important, however, that EU/EEA and Swiss Nationals apply for the EU Settlement Scheme as soon as possible.

As an institution we have been actively preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU to ensure that our commitment to the principle of being an international community that serves the world is unwavering. We are continuing to build our institutional relationships, especially in other major European cities, and are active participants in the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, shaping EU research policy.

Our community of staff, student, alumni and visiting professors and fellows come from 150 countries and territories and are testament to our international standing. King’s is recognised as one of the great global universities which will enable us to continue to grow and build on our reputation for quality education, research and service.

As the UK embarks on this new chapter in its history, we will continue to focus on our commitment to engagement in Europe and across the world.

The Brexit intranet pages will continue to be updated throughout the transition period with information for both staff and students.


Best wishes,

Shaswat Jain and Professor Edward Byrne AC

President of KCLSU

Principal of King’s College London


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