Today saw a monumental decision made by the British people to leave the European Union. In the months and years to come, there is going to be a lot of change that will have a big impact on students across the country. However, today, we are still members and benefit from having a diverse community of students from around Europe, along with exchange and employment opportunities.
RGU:Union would like to take this opportunity to show our love and appreciation for our amazing European students who play such a huge role in student life and are truly valued and student life would not be the same without you. We sincerly hope that in the changes that are about to come that we shall not loose those outstandinly valuable students who come to study from all over the EU.
Scotland has shown that they value EU membership, so we will continue to fight for our students and do what we can to make sure our student are not disadvantaged. It is positive to hear that the Scottish Government has already been in contact with NUS Scotland to let them know that they will be actively listening to the concerns of EU students.
You can also find the official statement from RGU by Principal Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of RGU here. RGU has confirmed that we should be clear to EU students that current students and those due arrive in September shall not be liable to pay any tuition fees for the duration of their studies. Ferdinand (Principal of RGU) has stated that he is clear that we do not want to result of the referendum to have an impact on our international, diverse community of students we are so proud of.
An interesting day, nonetheless, and a lot of change to come, but today we want to thank our EU students for everything they do for the experience at RGU. Thank you.
- Edward Pollock, Student President (Communication and Democracy) at Robert Gordon University Students' Union
Click here to read the statement from RGU