VUUR asks questions about the upcoming Brexit
During the closing questions of the faculty council meeting of Humanities on the 22nd of March, Job Petersen asked the faculty board about the consequences for the faculty of the upcoming Brexit. Namely, it appears as if the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in less than a week. Although the currents exchange students from the Erasmus program will be able to keep their grants, it is unclear what the prospects will be for the next few years. Therefore, he asked whether students from the bachelor English Language and Culture will get priority over other students who want to go to English speaking countries. The faculty board said that students who are currently (going) on exchange are informed well, but they do not think the faculty can decide for a degree to decide which students are allowed to go to certain places.
Furthermore, he asked whether the faculty board expects financial difficulties when requesting new research subsidies, since the United Kingdom is one of the largest research partners in The Netherlands. The faculty board said that they still had to wait for the latest developments, but do not foresee any issues at the moment.