Dear Leeds Arts University FOI Team,

I am writing to you because I have concerns about the ability of the UK's universities to be able to recruit staff from the EU in the current political climate.

However, I am also hoping that Leeds Arts University will have been able to continue to recruit academic staff with minimal difficulties. Specifically, I would like to ask you:

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 Leeds Arts University (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Matthew 
Many thanks for your email dated 17/01/2020 relating to EU academic staff
at Leeds Arts University. 
Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will be dealt with within twenty working days. 
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Best wishes,
Katie

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From: Matthew Taylor <[FOI #635814 email]>
Sent: 17 January 2020 15:59
To: LAU Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - EU Academic Staff
 
Dear Leeds Arts University FOI Team,

I am writing to you because I have concerns about the ability of the UK's
universities to be able to recruit staff from the EU in the current
political climate.

However, I am also hoping that Leeds Arts University will have been able
to continue to recruit academic staff with minimal difficulties.
Specifically, I would like to ask you:

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 Leeds Arts
University (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

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Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Matthew 
I am writing further to your email dated 17/01/20 relating to EU staff at
Leeds Arts University. 
I can confirm that the University holds this information, which has been
detailed in red below. 
The information provided has been rounded and anonymised according to the
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) rounding methodology, the
purpose of which is to reduce the risk of identifying individuals from
published figures. Further information about this methodology is available
at: [1]https://www.hesa.ac.uk/about/regulation/...
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and
should be addressed to: the Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Arts University,
Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ.
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. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. 
Best wishes,
Katie

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From: Matthew Taylor <[FOI #635814 email]>
Sent: 17 January 2020 15:59
To: LAU Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - EU Academic Staff
 
Dear Leeds Arts University FOI Team,

I am writing to you because I have concerns about the ability of the UK's
universities to be able to recruit staff from the EU in the current
political climate.

However, I am also hoping that Leeds Arts University will have been able
to continue to recruit academic staff with minimal difficulties.
Specifically, I would like to ask you:

1) How many new EU academic staff the university has been able to recruit
over the last year
During the academic year 18/19, Leeds Arts University appointed 0 EU
citizens (rounded as per HESA's methodology, as detailed above)
2) How many EU academic staff have left the university over the same time
period
During the academic year 18/19, 0 EU academic staff left Leeds Arts
University (rounded as per HESA's methodology, as detailed above)

3) The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at Leeds Arts
University (this one is less important)
Currently 10 academic staff members at Leeds Arts University are EU
citizens (rounded as per HESA's methodology, as detailed above)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

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Dear Katie,

Many thanks for your reply.

I am glad to see that Leeds Arts University has retained all of its EU academic staff despite the current political situation.

All the best,
Matthew