Trinity Laban statement on the EU referendum

Trinity Laban buildings

Professor Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, has made the following statement on the EU Referendum:

“Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a world-leading institution in the education of professional musicians and dance artists. Our international reputation attracts students from over 60 countries world-wide.

We benefit from being part of the great international city of London, which voted heavily to remain in the EU. London is home to almost one million Europeans, has the largest international student population of any city in the world and is a wonderfully positive and welcoming environment in which to study, work and make art.

The outcome of the EU referendum does not change our commitment to nurturing our international community of artists and students. We will continue to deliver outstanding training, and to welcome students, teachers and artists from across Europe to work with us at our outstanding facilities of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, the much-loved Blackheath Halls and the award-winning Laban Building in Deptford.

In the longer term, and as the current formal links with the EU change, we are committed to working with the UK government, our EU colleagues, and university partners to do all we can to maintain vibrant cultural and educational relations with Europe.

I look forward to welcoming many more students and staff from around the world to create the next step in our illustrious history.”

Universities UK issued a statement including the following:

“Barring unilateral action from the UK Government, members are advised that the vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff.

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided.”

The Student Loans Company have confirmed that current students, and incoming students in 16/17, will have their funding guaranteed for the duration of their studies. For more information visit the Student Loans Company website.