Human Resources

Support for EEA Staff and Staff with EEA Partners

Additional advice and support for staff around Brexit.

The University is proud of our diverse and international community and is intent on ensuring we provide the best support to all our staff, students and their families. 

As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, we understand that this is an uncertain and anxious time for many people.

As a result, we have put together a programme of additional support to provide staff with up-to-date information, legal advice on the possibilities and procedures to secure permanent residency in the UK or British citizenship, along with financial support to help with those procedures.

We are committed to providing staff who are nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) [1] and Switzerland - and any other member of staff with an EEA or Swiss partner and/or dependants - with the following additional support:


Group information sessions (secured)

Sessions held across the University by external lawyers.

Individual consultation meetings

1-2-1 consultation meetings for individuals to discuss their own or their partners/dependents residence/citizenship applications took place in May and June 2017.

Legal advice

A table of Scottish legal firms who specialise in immigration law.

Financial support

An interest free loan is available to those applying for UK residency, indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship.

Evidence of employment and earnings

Staff can request evidence to support their residency/citizenship applications.


 [1] The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.