Standing up for Higher Education post-Brexit vote
In response, he urges the academic community to emphasise tolerance as a central and defining feature of the British higher education system: “Universities will undermine their reputation and credibility if they accept discriminatory practices such as an unwillingness to appoint EU citizens or to offer anything more than a temporary rolling contract."
The public value of Higher Education must also be stressed, he adds:
"It is impossible to ignore the educational divide that was revealed by those who voted either for or against continued membership of the EU. We need to celebrate the role of education in promoting engaged citizenship and encouraging individuals to look beyond their own community."