Dear Queen Mary 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 Queen Mary 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 Queen Mary (this one is less important)

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

Queen Mary, University of London FOI, Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2020/F20

 

Dear Matthew Taylor,

 

Thank you for your email of 10^th January.

 

We currently record academic staff as Professors, Readers, Lecturers and
Senior Lecturers. This methodology does not include other staff who may be
classified as “academic” by some - namely TATF’s (teaching associates and
teaching fellows) and demonstrators [both groups typically on Professional
Services terms] and researchers [on research terms]. We suspect that the
methodology used the previous time we responded included all of the above.

 

In 2019, in terms of EU (non-UK) staff we would classify as in the
Academic post class, we had:

-          42 new starters

-          26 leavers

 

Please note that this only includes staff recruited externally to roles at
Queen Mary (so not staff who have moved from any Queen Mary post to an
academic Queen Mary post).

 

Using the broader methodology to include TATF’s, demonstrators and
research staff, we had:

-          256 new starters

-          140 leavers

 

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Yours sincerely

                 

Paul Smallcombe

Records & Information Compliance Manager

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Dear Paul,

Many thanks for your reply.

I am glad to see that Queen Mary has been very effective at recruiting EU academic staff.

Can I ask, did you have any data on the overall numbers of EU staff currently at Queen Mary?

All the best,
Matthew

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

Dear Mr. Taylor,

We shall treat your enquiry about overall numbers as a new request. However, please can you clarify something?

Your previous request concerned only academic staff. Does your new request only seek a figure for academic staff or relating to all staff?

Please note that we will not process your request any further until we receive a response.

Yours sincerely,

Queen Mary University of London

Dear Queen Mary University,

Of course.

I am referring to academic staff once again.

Many thanks,
Matthew Taylor

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2020/F44

Dear Mr. Taylor,

We have treated your email of 24th January as a new request.

Using the same methodology to identify numbers as was used in our response with the reference 2020/F20, and using an all staff report correct as of 07/02/2020, we currently have:
382 academic, EU (non-UK) staff [identified by the academic post class], or
952 academic, EU (non-UK) staff [identified by the academic post class, plus demonstrators, TATF’s and researchers].

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask QMUL to conduct a review of this decision. To do this, please contact the College in writing (including by fax, letter or email), describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence. You have 40 working days from receipt of this communication to submit a review request. When the review process has been completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene. Please see www.ico.org.uk for details.

Yours sincerely

Paul Smallcombe
Records & Information Compliance Manager

Dear Paul,

That's great! Many thanks again.

All the best,
Matthew