The Vice Chancellor in a staff address has recently outlined the University ten year plan and some substantial changes to the structure of the University. It was announced that the University was intending to drop from eight to five faculties, push more professional services out into the faculties, and lower their staff costs by £20M through targeted voluntary redundancies in the first instance.

Five of our elected Officers were present at the University Senate when the plan was first announced, where they asked how this would affect the student experience.

Our Academic Reps will lead a consultation with all of you to make sure that the changes do not negatively impact your time at University.

If you have any concerns or feedback about this plan, please do speak to your Academic Reps – if you do not know who your reps are, please visit our website.

Our primary role is to represent your academic interests, and we will work closely with our Academic Reps and the University to ensure that your voice is heard in the process.

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