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Brexit: Analysis and FAQs

Page last updated on 30 October 2019 (FAQs and homepage statement).

European Council has adopted the decision to extend the period under Article 50 until 31 January 2020. The Government has paused debate on the Withdrawal Act Bill, and a General Election has been agreed for the 12 December 2019. No further debate on the Withdrawal Act will take place until after the election. Parliament will sit until Tuesday 5 November.

Online security

It is possible that online scammers may try to take advantage of any Brexit-related disruption. Please take note of the advice about online security available from UIS.

Key contacts for staff and students

  • The University’s International Student Office provides advice on a range of student-related immigration matters for applicants, students and their family members.


  • The HR Compliance Team have significant experience in assisting with immigration applications.


  • The Cambridge Research Office provides advice on the impact of Brexit on EU grants, research projects and collaborations. For further information please contact the EU team on using the email title 'Brexit query'.


  • If students have a query not answered by the FAQs, they should contact the Tutor or Senior Tutor in their college.