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RIBA Brexit Survey for non-UK nationals

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we would like your help to better understand the main issues facing those from outside the UK who are working in architectural practice. Please give us five minutes of your time to complete this survey. All data will be recorded anonymously and kept completely confidential. Your response will only be seen by the survey team.

1.

Please tell us of which country you are a citizen

If you have citizenship of more than one country, please tick your main one.

   

   

Other citizenship (please specify)

   

If you have a second citizenship please enter it here: 

2.

In which area(s) of the world have you studied or been employed in architecture?

Please tick all that apply:

   

UK

   

EU excluding UK

   

Europe excluding EU

   

Asia

   

Middle East

   

America (North, South & Central)

   

Australasia

3.

Which, if any, of the following attracted you to come to live, study or work in architecture in the UK?

Please tick all that apply:

   

UK education system

   

English language

   

Greater career opportunities in the UK

   

Reputation of UK architecture

   

Wanted to work for a British practice

   

Experience living overseas

   

Other (please specify)

   

 

4.

Which, if any, of the following do you find currently challenge your ability to work in the UK?

Please tick all that apply:

   

Practical, relocation or personal issues

   

Finding suitable work

   

Knowledge of planning/building regulations

   

Language skills

   

Recognition of my architectural qualification

   

Recognition of my architectural experience and skills

   

Other (please specify)

   

 

5.

Do you agree, or disagree, that the following have changed since the Brexit referendum in June 2016

   

 

agree

strongly

agree

slightly

neutral

disagree

slightly

disagree

strongly

   

The people I work with make me feel less welcome

   

The British public makes me feel less welcome

   

I am worried whether I will be able to remain long-term in the UK

   

I am considering moving away from the UK

   

I am considering becoming a British citizen

6.

How long have you been employed in or studying architecture in the UK?

   

Less than 1 year

   

Between 1 and 2 years

   

Between 3 and 5 years

   

Between 6 and 10 years

   

More than 10 years

7.

Which of the following statements do you think best applies to you?

   

I am planning on staying in the UK indefinitely

   

I have always planned to remain in the UK for a certain period of time and then return home

   

I have always planned to remain in the UK for a certain period of time and then work somewhere else

   

I hadn’t planned on leaving the UK, but I am following the Brexit result

8.

How much longer do you expect to remain living in the UK?

   

Less than 1 year

   

Between 1 and 2 years

   

Between 3 and 5 years

   

Between 6 and 10 years

   

More than 10 years but not indefinitely

   

Indefinitely

9.

Architectural practices tell us that they value the particular skills that non-UK architectural staff bring to their practices. Which of the following skills do you feel you have, and do you have any other skills you believe are of particular value to UK practices?

Please select up to three options:

   

Technical (i.e. non-UK) education

   

Specific architectural expertise (e.g. conservation, certifications, structure, etc)

   

BIM

   

Different cultural perspective or background

   

Non-English language skills

   

Please also inform us of any other skills provided by non-UK staff that you believe are of particular value to UK practices.

(please use the box below)

     

10.

Did you have to obtain a work visa to be employed in the UK?

   

Yes

   

No

11.

If you had been required to obtain a work visa to be employed in the UK, how might that have affected your decision to come to work in the UK?

   

I would not have applied for a work visa

   

I would have considered applying for a work visa depending on the requirements

   

I wouldn’t have minded if I had to apply for a work visa

   

Not applicable

12

If you are an EU national how likely are you to take up the UK Government’s offer of Settled Status in the UK for EU citizens?

Click here to see more details of the offer

   

Definitely will

   

Very likely

   

Quite likely

   

Quite unlikely

   

Very unlikely

   

Definitely not

   

Don't know

13.

After Brexit the UK will be introducing a new immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals. Which of the following would be the most important features this should include in your opinion?

Please tick up to three options:

   

Easy to apply with minimal administration

   

Low cost to apply for me

   

Low cost for employer to sponsor

   

Eligibility based on minimum salary

   

Eligibility based on my skills and experience

   

Clear communication of eligibility and requirements

   

Flexibility to travel in/out of the UK

   

Ability to bring family members and dependents

   

Easy to move and change between jobs in the UK

14.

If you were to leave the UK, in which area(s) of the world might you look for employment in architecture?

Please tick all that apply:

   

EU excluding UK

   

Europe excluding EU

   

Asia

   

Middle East

   

America (North, South & Central)

   

Australasia

15.

What value do you think RIBA membership can bring to a non-UK architect?

Please tick all that apply:

   

Professional development

   

Accreditation

   

Recognition of professional standards

   

Access to research / publications

   

Support for members

   

Networking

Finally, please tell us a little about yourself…

16.

What best describes your gender?

   

 

   

 Please self-describe here

17.

What is your age?

   

 

18.

Are you currently:

   

 

19.

If you are working what is currently your main employment?

   

 

20.

In which part of the UK do you currently work?

   

 

21.

What is your current annual salary?

    £
     

Thank you very much for your help with this survey. All information you provide is treated in the strictest confidence and is only seen by the research team. All data will be reported anonymously. The survey is managed by our trusted partners The Fees Bureau. Please contact them if you have any questions or need help completing the survey at info@feesbureau.co.uk