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Brexit: We are international

UK universities and colleges are international

20 February 2017

Find out about UCU's campaign to defend the rights of EU nationals and how you can become involved.

Guidance for EU workers

UCU teamed up with Thompsons Solicitors to publish this guidance for EU workers applying for settled status which explains the legal rights of EU workers.

Guidance for members and UCU branches

Working in the UK - a guide for EEA and non-EEA nationals

Brexit and post-school education guide, Dec 16 [118kb]

Take action

Branches are being asked to take action in this campaign and specifically:

  • set branch policy
  • seek and promote agreement from key local stakeholders (eg, management, student unions etc)
  • recruit and organise EU nationals and other international staff.

Recruitment campaigns can be tricky at the best of times. Our plan to mobilise, recruit, and organise EU and other international staff is ambitious. The national campaigns team is available to assist branches and work on our campaign together.

See our guide to local campaigningguidance on recruiting and organising also further information on our Build the Union site.

Posters, stickers, and materials:

Please contact Martin Whelton to order any materials.

One Day Without Us : This link opens in a new window

UCU was proud to support One Day Without Us.

At 1pm on 20 February 2017 all migrants and their supporters were invited to take part in a unifying action on social media using the hashtags #ucu and #1DayWithoutUs.

Visit the One Day Without Us website

Last updated: 13 April 2022