Why I say yes to the EU: Kate Macdonald

Erasmus exchanges are such an important way to build strong connections between students, staff and institutions inside Europe. If the UK leaves the EU, there’ll be no more Erasmus students coming to the UK for a term or a year, swopping ideas, stories, energy and skills (think about the local services and tourism they boost as well). No more opportunities for staff and students on tight budgets to meet colleagues in places they would never normally think of studying or to find research compatibility. When I taught in Belgium, I sent my department’s students to Spain, Sweden and the UK, and was a visiting lecturer in Estonia: valuable opportunities for everyone. The UK is integral to the European educational community, we mustn’t close our doors.

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