What does the EU Referendum result mean for Plymouth College of Art and our students?
Monday, 27 June, 2016 — We give assurance that, while the long-term effect of the EU Referendum on our community may as yet be unclear, none of our current students or those enrolling in 2016 will be affected. It is then expected that any process of UK withdrawal from the EU will take at least two years.
<h5>We value everything our European staff and students bring to Plymouth College of Art as a community of creative practice in contemporary art, craft, design and media.</h5> <p>We celebrate diversity and difference and our commitment to the international dimension of our work remains undiminished despite the disappointing outcome of the EU Referendum.</p> <p>In fact this was never more important to us than it is now.<br /></p>
<p>We give assurance that, while the long-term effect of the EU Referendum on our community may as yet be unclear, none of our current students or those enrolling in 2016 will be affected. It is then expected that any process of UK withdrawal from the EU will take at least two years.</p> <p>Our assurance goes to all of our students, whether you are on undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-degree or Erasmus exchange programmes.</p> <p>For all students from the European Union joining us in 2016 and 2017, our fees will remain at the same as those of UK students, and this continues to apply to EU students already studying with us.</p> <p>The Student Loans company have <a href="http://www.slc.co.uk/media/latest-news/eu-nationals-and-student-finance-in-england.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">issued a statement</a> applying to EU nationals already in receipt of student loans, as well as EU nationals intending to begin their study in the UK this autumn:</p>
“EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course… The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged.”
<p>If you have any questions or concerns related to the EU Referendum, please get in touch with us by email at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> or by telephone +44 1752 203400.</p>