Dear University of Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Freedom of Information, University of Gloucestershire

Dear Matthew,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 17 January 2020.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), we anticipate to respond to your request for information within 20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If we are unable to respond within the timescale outlined in the FOIA, we will contact you to discuss an extension to time.

If you have any queries regarding this information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Ruth Neal
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Ruth Neal
Information Governance Manager
^University of Gloucestershire
Governance and Secretariat Services
The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

Tel: 01242 714140
E-mail: [email address]
Web: www.glos.ac.uk

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Freedom of Information, University of Gloucestershire

Dear Matthew,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request

 

Thank you for your request for information from the University of
Gloucestershire received on 17 January 2020.

Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA). 

Please find below the University’s response to your request.

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

I can confirm that the University of Gloucestershire does hold the
information requested above.  However, we are withholding it as we
consider Section 40 (2) & (3) – personal information of the FOIA
applies. We are withholding exact numbers of five or fewer as we consider
that it would present a risk of personal identification.  As a result, if
disclosed, the University would be at risk of breaching the First and
Second Principles of the Data Protection Act.

 

Section 40 (2) & (3) – personal information is an absolute exemption and
therefore we do not have a duty to consider disclosure in the public
interest.

3)   The overall number of EU academic staff currently working at
Gloucestershire

Thirteen.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review, no later than 40 working days from the
date of this response by contacting the University by email at: 

[1][email address]

or by post to:

Registrar’s Directorate
University of Gloucestershire
Fullwood House
Park Campus
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 2RH

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: 

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire, SK9 5AF. 

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45            

Website: [2]www.ico.gov.uk   

There is no charge for making an appeal. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, then please do not
hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely,

 

R Neal

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Ruth Neal

Information Governance Manager

^University of Gloucestershire

Governance and Secretariat Services

The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

 

Tel: 01242 714140

E-mail: [email address]

Web: [3]www.glos.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Ruth,

Thank you for you reply.

I understand and accept your reasons for not disclosing those exact figures. I am glad to hear that the numbers of EU academic staff leaving Gloucestershire are fewer than five.

I wish you and the university all the best for the future.

Kind regards,
Matthew