Dear Open University FOI Team,

Some time ago, I wrote to you about the difficulties of recruiting academic staff from the EU in the current political climate. I am concerned, but hopeful that the Open University has been able to continue to recruit EU staff in significant numbers.

I was wondering if you would be able to tell me:

1) How many new EU academic staff the university has been able to recruit over the last year
2) How many EU academic staff have left the university over the same time period
3) The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at the Open University (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Freedom-of-Information, Open University

Dear Mr Taylor

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request.

Your request is receiving our attention and you will hear from us again within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely
Freya Austin

Freya Austin | Clerical Assistant, Information Rights
Information Rights, University Secretary’s Office
The Open University, Level 5, Charles Pinfold Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Email: [Open University request email]

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

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Freedom-of-Information, Open University

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

 

I can confirm that the Open University holds the information which
constitutes information falling within the scope of your request.  Please
see below for the answers to your request which I have highlighted in
blue;

 

1) How many new EU academic staff the university has been able to recruit
over the last year – 299 (Associate Lectures) AL’s & 19 other Academic
Staff

 

2) How many EU academic staff have left the university over the same time
period – 9 ALs & 29 other Academic Staff

 

3) The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at the Open
University – 982 AL’s & 181 other Academic Staff

 

Please note that Associate Lecturers (ALs) are a staffing group probably
unique to the Open University, of part time appointments (usually of about
6 hours a week in term time but which can be compounded by one individual)
of tutors who support students through their distance learning
experience. 

 

If you have any concerns about the way the University has observed the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act you may apply for your
request to be reviewed.  Freedom of Information Reviews are considered by
the University Secretary or his delegate.  Your request must be submitted
within 40 working days of receipt of this letter/email. Reviews should be
addressed to the above [1]inbox, entitled “FOIA Review”, and should set
out the reasons for the review.   You will have a further right of appeal
to the [2]Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Regards

 

Mel Augusto

 

Miss Mel Augusto | Information Rights Co-Ordinator

Information Rights, University Secretary’s Office

The Open University, Level 5, Charles Pinfold Building, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653994

Email: [3][Open University request email]  

[4]Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mel,

Many thanks for your reply. I am glad to see that the Open University has been so successful in recruiting academic staff from the EU.

I wish you and the Open University all the best for the future.

Kind regards,
Matthew