Comments are coming my way today from TAM grads reaching out to the TAM Office and to one another as they learn about the UK’s leave vote:
“TAMsters…I remember considering this question hypothetically when we were studying back in 2002-3. I never thought I would get to see it happen in real life.”
“What I would GIVE to be in a TAM lecture today!!!”
Would be “pretty interesting to be a TAM student today.”
“Can I get a second TAM degree!? Given the possible beginning of the end of the EU and all….man oh man, what I would give to take all those classes again in the midst of Brexit!!”
“Thank you TAM for giving me the ability to be my friends’ and family’s EU expert. I was getting phone calls in the wee hours of the morning with questions about the ramifications of the Brexit.”
Brexit leads TAM grads right back to TAM, but what does Brexit mean for TAM itself?
At the plenary meeting last month in London, we did briefly discuss some potential tuition ramifications which might impact the University of Bath in the case of a leave vote. (Don’t worry! TAM tuition will remain unchanged in the 2016-17 academic year.) It was an interesting moment as we contemplated what might be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the decision’s meaning for the program. But this topic was quickly dismissed as nothing we could know about with any certainty for another five weeks at that point. Our colleagues in Berlin and Siena chimed in today in emails to our Bath partners to express shock and dismay. Luckily, officials from the Euromasters program are now assuring us that the program will not be affected by the referendum’s outcome. We all agree it is a fascinating and important time to be involved in contemporary European studies!