Science and academia in the UK benefit hugely from the country’s EU membership. It is therefore unsurprising that the historic Brexit vote has left a lot of academics in Britain and the rest of Europe feeling uncertain about future funding and collaborations. Despite government reassurance of no drastic changes to academia in the short term, much has happened since the vote. What do academics have to say about the latest announcements from government? How are they working with the governmental bodies to ensure that research is minimally affected?