The EU Referendum

28th June 2016

The EU Referendum

Following the recent EU Referendum, please find the CDD’s official response to the result:

The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) is carefully considering the implications of the result of the European Union (EU) referendum for the institution, for the eight Conservatoire schools, and for our staff and students.

The vote to leave the EU raises many important questions that require answers – for higher education institutions, staff, students, prospective students, and other stakeholders. CDD will be working with staff across the eight schools, with colleagues in other conservatoires and with Conservatoires UK, to seek answers to these questions as quickly and completely as possible, and to ensure that the interests of our staff and students are protected.

It should be remembered that leaving the EU will not happen overnight. Once Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered, there will then be a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU will be decided. For this reason, barring any unilateral action by the UK government, there will not be any immediate material change to the immigration or funding status of current and prospective EU students and staff or to the UK higher education sector’s participation in EU programmes.

Our primary concern at this time is for those staff and students who may be affected by the outcome of the referendum, and we will be offering advice and support to them over the coming weeks and months.

The Student Loans Company have offered the following statement:

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England.


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