Dear Birmingham City 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 Birmingham City 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 Birmingham City (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Matthew,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 17th JANUARY 2020
REF: FOI – 00709

Thank you for your request for information. This was received on 17th January 2020 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on or before 13th February 2020). If we are unable to respond to the request or if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it to be withheld, we will write to you with the reasons why.

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 13th February 2020.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Matthew,

We are processing your request for information, however we would be grateful if you could provide us with some clarification.

Please could you specify the ‘year’ that you are referring to where you say 'over the last year'.

Are you looking to receive this information for the last academic year or calendar year?

Once we receive this clarification from you, the deadline for our response will then be 20 working days from the day that the clarification was received.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Dear Birmingham City Information Management Team,

Of course.

I am referring to the calendar year 2019.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for providing this clarification.

Please be advised that the new deadline date for our response will be 24th February 2020.

Best Wishes,

Katie Wood
Paralegal / Information Officer
Legal Services & Compliance

Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T : 0121 202 2900
Direct : 0121 331 5288
E : [email address]

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

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Dear Matthew,

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST RECEIVED 17th JANUARY 2020
CLARIFICATION RECEIVED 28th JANUARY 2020
REF: FOI-00709

Further to your request for information, please see our response attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for an internal review should be made to the Head of Legal and Compliance at [Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Head of Legal and Compliance, Birmingham City University, Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, B4 7BD.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Please see https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Thanks,

Information Management Team
Birmingham City University
Joseph Priestley Building / 3rd Floor
6 Cardigan Street
Birmingham
B4 7BD

T: 0121 300 5288
E: [Birmingham City University request email]

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Dear BCU Information Management Team,

Many thanks for your reply.

I wish you all the best for the future.

Kind regards,
Matthew Taylor