Dear Aston 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 Aston 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 Aston (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

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Yours sincerely,

Alice Mineyko

 

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From: Matthew Taylor [mailto:[FOI #632934 email]]
Sent: 09 January 2020 22:03
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - EU Academic Staff

 

Dear Aston 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 Aston 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 Aston
(this one is less important)

 

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

Matthew Taylor

 

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alice Mineyko

 

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From: Matthew Taylor [mailto:[FOI #632934 email]]
Sent: 09 January 2020 22:03
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - EU Academic Staff

 

Dear Aston 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 Aston 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 Aston
(this one is less important)

 

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

Matthew Taylor

 

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Dear Alice,

Many thanks for your reply.

I am glad to see that Aston increased its numbers of EU academic staff last year. I am also extremely impressed to learn that Aston employs nearly 2,000 EU academic staff overall!

All the best,
Matthew