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UA Vice-Chancellors discuss Brexit with Education Committee

Professor Alistair Fitt, VC Oxford Brookes, giving evidence to Education Select Committee

Professor Alistair Fitt, VC of Oxford Brookes University, giving evidence to the Education Select Committee

Alliance Vice-Chancellors recently gave evidence to the Education Select Committee which held a special away-day session in Oxford on the impact of exiting the EU on universities.

Professor John Latham, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, and Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes

UA Chair Prof John Latham, VC of Coventry University, also gave evidence to the Committee

UA Chair Prof John Latham, VC of Coventry University, also gave evidence

University and the Alliance’s research lead, both shared their thoughts on the implications for the sector – including the consequences of a ‘Hard Brexit’.

A number of challenges were raised during the committee’s panel discussions including the loss of potential students and staff, uncertainty over the future of the UK’s involvement in international research and the UK’s ability to compete globally following Brexit.

You can read the full transcript here or watch the video on parliament.tv.

The evidence session also received extensive coverage in the media.

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