With Britain’s departure from the EU and the implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act, the sector of higher education is in a period of significant change. As a sector that has benefited substantively from EU integration and collaboration, through the exchange of students and academic staff alike, along with the UK’s deep involvement in key EU research programmes, means the higher education field will have bespoke questions that need answering in each of these crucial areas. This is irrespective of the final Brexit deal reached. Contingency plans and pathways for such a deeply embedded sector become paramount.
This forum looks at each of these key impact areas head on. Key voices from the field discuss what future trajectories and contingency plans in higher education could and should look like in a period of high uncertainty, to strengthen and maintain the UK’s global standing, research reputation and extensive collaboration in the sector.