EU referendum - message to current and future staff

Strathclyde is well-recognised for its global outlook and the diverse, international make up of our student and staff communities.

Staff will be aware of the outcome of the referendum and the UK's decision to leave the EU. 

Our focus is to ensure we continue to offer an environment that is international in outlook, well-funded, and an attractive destination for talented staff from across Europe and beyond.

All of our staff are very important to us and we look forward to welcoming many more from across the globe in the future.


Message from Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sir Jim McDonald sent a message to all staff on 24 June 2016, entitled 'Statement on the Outcome of the European Union Referendum'.


Latest Information and Archive of Staff Communications

Understanding your right to work in the UK (February 2021)

The EU Settlement Scheme allows any EU citizen and their family members to apply for settled or pre-settled status if they started living in the UK before 31 December 2020. The scheme is also available to other EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members. There is no cost associated with applying. You must apply before 30 June 2021.

You must have permission to live and work in the UK under the points-based immigration system unless you are eligible to apply to the EU settlement scheme.

The UK Government has published information on EU, EEA and Swiss citizens' right to work in the UK.


Message from the Principal: EU Meeting


Staff Resources on Brexit

Information sessions for staff were held and conducted by Thorntons Law in December 2016, together with individual one to one appointments with immigration solicitors for EEA staff to seek advice. A full copy of the presentation slides have been made available to all attendees, entitled 'Brexit Implications for EEA Nationals'.

A further information session run by Thorntons Law took place in May 2018, supported by presentation slides entitled 'Brexit: Implications for EEA staff'.

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A further information session run by Anderson Strathern solicitors took place in November 2020, and further individual one to one appointments with immigration solicitors for EEA staff to seek advice in March 2021. A recording of the presentation is available: EEA Staff Briefing Session, November 2020 - YouTube