A statement from Dan Winney

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The following is a statement from incoming De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) President Dan Winney regarding the result of the EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June.

It is safe to say that the result of the EU Referendum was a very disappointing one for me, particularly after the strong view of De Montfort University (DMU) students to remain. For the majority, this was not the future we wanted.

However, it is now more important than ever for DMU to stand in solidarity and create a bright future for ourselves and generations to come. 

I am proud to be part of a university which has such a strong commitment to international public good - just the other day DMU won a Times Higher Education award for their Outstanding International Strategy.

But this is also a time to act. I would like to thank Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard for his reassuring response on Friday and would like to echo his comments. As a students' union, we wholeheartedly recognise the positive impact EU Students have on Campus and would like to urge those who have any concerns to please get in contact. 

Over the next week I will be working closely with the university to launch a campaign to support our EU students and I will also be appearing on BBC Radio Leicester this Monday to discuss the result.

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