Jul 04 2016

Will UK universities still be able to employ staff from other EU countries?

​The UK remains a member of the EU for the time being and the government has confirmed that there will be no immediate changes to UK visa policies for university staff currently, or contemplating, coming to the UK from the EU.

In terms of recruiting EU staff in the longer-term, this is likely to depend on the kind of relationship the UK negotiates with the EU. However, UUK is committed to highlighting the value of all EU staff, including researchers, scientists and academics,​ and is urging the UK government to guarantee that those currently working at UK universities can continue to do so in the long term.

UUK is also calling on the UK government to make a clear and unequivocal statement that EU nationals currently living in the UK are welcome here, and that any changes to immigration status will only apply to new entrants to the UK.​


Read full Brexit FAQs from Universities UK (UUK) by visiting the UUK website.