Thursday 6 April 2017 / 12:39 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Government needs to provide answers on how it will keep the UK as an attractive university destination for EU students – Blomfield

Paul Blomfield MP,
Labour’s Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union
, commenting on the 6 percent fall
in applications from non-UK European Union students, said:

“These latest UCAS
figures show yet another drop in applications from non-UK EU students to our
universities.

“The Government’s failure
to provide certainty to non-UK European citizens living, working and studying
here is harming our world-class universities.

“The Government urgently
needs to provide answers on how it will keep the UK as an attractive university
destination for EU students, as we leave the EU.

“Thousands of jobs depend
on it, as well as the diversity of our campuses and cities.

“One of Labour’s six
tests for the final Brexit deal is a strong and collaborative future
relationship with the EU. Strengthening our education exports is a vital part
of this.”