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University cited by Leicester MP in European Union membership debate

Our University has been cited in a European Union membership debate in the House of Commons by Leicester West and Labour MP, Liz Kendall, on 15 June.

Addressing the members, Liz Kendall discussed the benefits of remaining within the EU, using the University’s newly constructed Centre for Medicine as a prime example of how EU investment has been favourable.

Liz Kendall said: “Many of the students I meet tell me that they are passionate about us remaining in the EU. Our great University of Leicester has benefited hugely from EU investment in its new Centre for Medicine, which is doing world-leading research on heart disease and training the doctors of the future. Being part of the EU enables my local students to live, learn and study in other countries. They are terrified that, if we leave the EU, their job prospects will be worse.”

The UK is set to hold an EU referendum on 23 June in order to decide whether to remain within or exit the EU.

Liz Kendall’s full speech can be found here.

A podcast in which the benefits of remaining within the EU are discussed by Liz Kendall and our University's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle, is available below:

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