As your Students’ Union we know and understand that Brexit will bring change to all students. We want to ensure that throughout this process you are informed on what is happening and how this will affect you.

This is why we undertook a research project which included an online survey, interviews, and focus groups to get your views, opinions, and suggestions on Brexit.

This info sheet has a quick overview of the main results.

The full results will be shared with the University and the Scottish Government so that they can be informed of the views of international students. We will continue to support University of Stirling students throughout and beyond the Brexit process.

If you'd like to read the full report, you can find it here

So what are we doing right now for you?

  • Your International Officer, Marie Stadtler organised a Brexit Info Cafe on 1st November.  This was an opportunity for students and staff to come together to get support and chat about Brexit over a cuppa and snacks.  Please contact Marie direct if you would like to chat about Brexit or would like to find out about more of her campaigns.  
  • In addition to the Brexit Info Cafe and in conjunction with the University we provided lawyer sessions hosted by Gurjit Pall, an immigration lawyer for Thorntons Solicitors.  The PowerPoint presentation can be accessed here.  
  • We are offering more sessions with Gurjit Pall. Sign up here.   

Who can I contact?

On this website you can also subscribe to e-mail updates on any developments regarding Brexit.

This team specialises in student immigration to the UK, they are here to help you with advice and
support with your immigration status, the application process and visa extensions.

Update December 2019

The University have provided updated details and guidance which can be found here.

Update January 2019

You may be aware of recent reports that a public test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme opened on 21 January – ahead of the Scheme going live in March.

The EU Settlement Scheme is now open to most students, who are eligible to apply if they are either:

• an EU national with a valid passport (not identity card), or

• a non-EU citizen who has a residence card or permanent residence card issued on the basis of an application made under EU law provisions on or after 6 April 2015

Please visit the UK Government website, or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website, for information on applying under this scheme and updates on post-Brexit rules and entitlements.

The overall position for students currently studying in the UK, or for those intending to come to study in the academic year 2019/20, remains unchanged.

Your Union is here to support you and Make Students’ Lives Better.