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Brexit - business as usual

last modified Aug 05, 2016 11:44 AM

A month ago, on Thursday 23 June 2016, a referendum took place in the United Kingdom that resulted in an overall vote for the UK to leave the European Union (EU). This has become known as Brexit.

Head of Department, Professor John Dennis, would like to reassure students and staff that there is no immediate change to the University’s teaching, research and other activities. We will continue to work as normal.

He said, "The lifeblood of CEB is its people and we strongly welcome the very best staff, students and researchers from around the world to become part of its mission. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity.  Currently, we recognise that there is a great deal of uncertainty around the referendum result calling for the UK to leave the European Union. However, this will not affect our inclusive approach and proactive international outlook to make CEB an attractive place for the very best global talent."

Postgraduate student nationalities

A brief look around the tea room, or at the photos on this website, shows clearly that this department is extremely multicultural. We currently have around 200 postgraduate students from 51 different countries and our lecturers come from 10 different countries.

To paraphrase the Universities UK statement on the outcome of the EU referendum we hope to continue to be global in our outlook, internationally networked and an attractive destination for talented people from across Europe.

Prof John Dennis's statement

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on the result of the EU Referendum

Frequently asked questions


Students and postdocs from the UK, India, China, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Sri Lanka and Japan

Note: A majority of people in Cambridge and the surrounding South Cambridgeshire district voted to stay in the European Union, in contrast to the rest of the county.