Since the result of the EU referendum in June 2016, we have been urging the University of London to explore steps to support colleagues who are EU nationals potentially affected by Brexit.
In recent months, our discussions have shifted to give particular emphasis on the opportunity for the UoL to follow in the footsteps of many other UK HE institutions in funding the £65 settled status fee for colleagues with EU passports. This was formally debated at the Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee (JNCC) on 13 November 2018.
Already in 2019, we have received many enquiries from UCU members wanting to know where we are with this. Even if 100 of our colleagues decided to apply for this funding from UoL the total outlay of £6,500 is small, especially in response to a referendum result that colleagues with EU passport had no agency in.
We will continue to press for action on this.