The heads of three of Birmingham's biggest student unions have urged Theresa May to listen to students' concerns when it comes to Brexit, in the wake of yesterday's speech about Britain's future.
Student union presidents from at Birmingham City University, Aston University and University of Birmingham have outlined the concerns of the 70,000 students they represent regarding Brexit.
The 'Birmingham Students Brexit Manifesto' will be sent to the Prime Minister, the Brexit Secretary, the Higher Education Minister and all Birmingham MPs.
The main concerns outlined by students include:
- community cohesion
- the right for EU citizens to live and work in the UK
- the preservation of the Erasmus Scheme allowing students to work abroad
- the ring-fencing of £836million research funding (equivalent to that attracted from the EU)
- the protection of apprenticeships for Birmingham’s young people.