100 cancel Aberystwyth University places after Brexit

BBC News are reporting that more than 100 prospective European students have withdrawn applications to study at a Welsh university following the European referendum result.

Prof John Grattan, acting vice-chancellor of Aberystwyth University, said about half of those pulled out the day after the Brexit vote.

A spokesman added: “Unfortunately, news reports abroad have led to articles disseminating the message that EU citizens are no longer welcome in the UK.”

“Because of this all UK universities have said that prospective students that had accepted firm offers are now withdrawing them, and we are no exception.”

Welsh Government Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said Welsh universities would continue to do their best to recruit students from around the world despite concerns surrounding Brexit.

“I want to be clear that students and staff from across the European Union are still welcome in Wales.”

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What more can be done to reassure prospective European students due to start in UK universities post-Brexit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Nellie

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