You may call it deliberate or accidental, but EU citizens living in UK and who decided to seek permanent residency after the Brexit vote are being told to make arrangements to leave Britain. A number of these people are among the 31,000 EU academics currently working in UK universities. Most of the Brexit commentary about UK universities has concentrated on issues of funding, research cooperation and students. Much less attention has been paid to what keeps universities running – academic staff – and what Brexit will mean for the 30,000-plus EU academics in the UK.
Colin Talbot is Professor of Government at the University of Manchester and the post represents his views andare not those of the Brexit blog, nor theThe London School of Economics and Political Scence ( LSE).