The UK and the EU have agreed to extend the deadline for the UK to leave the EU until 1 November 2019 provided the UK holds elections to the European Parliament (EP) on 23-26 May 2019.
The UK may, however, leave before 1 November if the Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MPs. If elections to the EP are not held, the UK will leave the EU on 1 June 2019 with or without a deal on the terms of withdrawal.
Significant uncertainty therefore continues to surround the timing of the UK’s exit and indeed the future shape of UK-EU relations.
I know that this is an unsettling time for many of you and you are likely to have many questions about what happens now and what this means for you. As a University, I want to assure you that we will work to support you.
This dedicated website has been established to provide information and support to both staff and students and to help keep you up to date with the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations.
We welcome staff and students from the EU and across the globe and our international students and staff are an intrinsic and valued part of our academic life, university community and wider society here in Belfast and Northern Ireland. This will continue to be the case.
Professor Ian Greer
President and Vice-Chancellor