Brexit briefings

Brexit briefings

Issued: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Four further staff legal briefings are being delivered by external lawyers, on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Please note that places for each briefing are limited so prior booking is essential.

Message from The Principal

Dear Colleagues,

It has been ten months since the UK government triggered Article 50, signalling the UK’s intention to leave the EU by the end of March 2019.

Initial agreement has been reached on the residency rights of EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU post-Brexit. However, this will not be formally agreed until the second phase of negotiations has been concluded.

Although a clearer picture is beginning to emerge as negotiations continue, the contribution made to the University by our non-UK EEA colleagues remains highly valued and I want to assure staff that we will continue to do all we can to support affected colleagues during this challenging time.

You will recall us staging a series of Brexit legal briefings last year and we are pleased to offer colleagues another opportunity to attend one of a series of further briefings. Affected staff will have received an invitation to these sessions directly, from Christine Barr, Director of Human Resources.

The sessions will delivered by immigration lawyers on our behalf. The session will cover:

• The current position regarding immigration
• Applying for a UK Residency Certificate and Permanent Residence Card
• Applying for British Citizenship
• Advice for staff members who have an EEA partner/dependants

There will also be opportunities to ask questions in a group setting. Please note that places for each briefing are limited so prior booking is essential, and that location details will be issued directly to attendees.

Sessions are being held on Tuesday 20 February – for full details and to book a space, please visit

One to one consultations are also being arranged and further details will be available in due course.

Further Information

Over the coming months, we will continue to work closely with colleagues across the University to provide further updates and support, however in the meantime please see the EU Staff Information webpage for more information or contact your local HR Team if you require further assistance.

Anton Muscatelli