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This intranet page has been set up to provide information on the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. Information will be available here for staff which will be updated as and when more information becomes available.



If you have any questions please speak to your line manager in the first instance or email discussion@napier.ac.uk

Pilot Settlement Scheme for EU citizens in HE and H&SC sectors


In advance of the UK’s exit from the EU on 29 March 2019, the UK government has committed to protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK. This includes the right to live here, work here and access public services such as healthcare and benefits.
To retain these rights after 31 December 2020, EU citizens must apply for UK immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Further detail on the Settlement Scheme can be found on GOV.UK.
The Home Office is testing the EU Settlement Scheme through a series of pilots ahead of the public launch. This second phase of the pilot starts on 15 November and runs until 21 December and covers employees in the Higher Education and Health and Social Care sectors.
The Scheme fully launches to the public by 30 March 2019.
Making an application in this pilot is entirely voluntary. There will be no change to affected colleagues’ current rights under EU law until the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020.
 To participate in the pilot, send a blank email to eusettlementpilot@homeoffice.gov.uk. The Home Office will be replying to emails on a phased basis and it might take two to three weeks for you to receive your reply. Please only send one email, and make sure you check your inbox and junk mail regularly.
When you receive a reply, it will contain a link to the online application form, and you will need to complete your application before 22 December 2018.
Irish citizens enjoy a right of residence in the UK that is not reliant on the UK’s membership of the EU. They will not be required to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme.​



The Prime Minster triggered article 50 on 29 March 2017. EU staff immigration status has not changed as a result of the vote to leave the European Union. This will remain the case unless the Government decides otherwise. You may find the following useful:



Advisory Group Europe


The University has established the Advisory Group Europe to monitor and advise the Principal and University Leadership Team on emerging policy and constitutional developments including key risks, opportunities, and options for Edinburgh Napier.

  • Naomi Graham - Vice Principal, International (Convenor)
  • Finlay MacCorquodale - Policy Adviser
  • Andrew Quickfall - Head of Planning & Business Intelligence
  • Alan McLachlan - Head of Student Recruitment & Admissions
  • Campbell Millar - Head of Engagement

More information


Latest public statements on the University website

Scottish Government

UK Government - Department for Exiting the European Union

Universities UK


Universities Scotland

UK Research Office ​​