According to the statistics section of our College’s website, 64% of Imperial students are not UK citizens, meaning that Brexit will affect most of us one way or another. But what is it? Should international students care about Brexit? Should UK students? Although there aren’t conclusive answers to these questions, hopefully, this short guide will be of help when trying to understand Brexit.
What is Brexit? Brexit is the combination of the words “Britain” and “exit” and it means the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Types of Brexit Although Brexit involves many negotiations regarding different aspects, it is usually divided into two: • Hard Brexit: UK would break all economic agreements with the EU, i.e.