Brexit: What do RGU's International Students Think?

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Last night Article 50 was passed through the House of Lords. The final stage of the bill is Royal Assent – which has not been denied since 1707 – and then Brexit will become a reality.

 

Brexit means uncertainty for many people, especially international students. However, back in June 2016, our Principal Ferdinand von Prondzynski released a message to RGU students about the result: “It is important that we stress to our entire RGU community that we are an international university and will continue to be so.”

 

With the news of Brexit being passed Radar asked some of RGU’s international students what they think.  

 

First-year student, Sara, from Spain, said: “Even though I’ve been expecting this since last June it’s made me nervous again. RGU promised that fees would stay the same for those who started last year, but yeah I’m worried.”

 

A journalism student from Germany, Lukas, said: “Our Principal ensured EU students to cover tuition fees at any change. I’m confident my time here won’t be affected, but I worry for future students looking to study in Scotland.”

 

Anne-Caroline from France, another first-year, said: “I don’t feel too worried for now as there was a bill to allow Europeans on UK soil, if they start making bills against Europeans that will be tricky.  Honestly, I just hope coming to Scotland from France won’t be too complicated.”

 

Finally, fourth-year Czech student, Vojtech, said: “Brexit will not affect my studies because I finish before the two-year period.  But RGU made a statement to protect their students.”  He then added: “Brexit being pulled forward doesn’t make EU students feel welcome.” 

 

Although there is a lot of uncertainty regarding Brexit and the future of the UK it appears many feel safe at RGU. 

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