In an online roundtable discussion, members of community groups and third & public sector organisations reflected on Brexit’s impact on EU citizens in North East Scotland. Six speakers presented diverse perspectives and more than 65 people attended the discussion that followed, raising the concerns of local communities.
In terms of education, speakers and participants mainly focused on Brexit’s impacts on higher education. Changes to University/College fees and funding will reduce the number of students able to afford the programmes they wish to pursue. Participants also discussed uncertainty in relation to future professional expectations, both for UK and EU students, and the latter group discussed not feeling welcome in the UK anymore.