13th October 2020 – Announcement of “Shaping for Excellence” by the Vice Chancellor

“To compete on a global level, we need to focus our efforts and build on our core strengths. We can’t be excellent at everything; this means we need to make suitable investments in people and infrastructure to sustain and build on our position as a world-leading university. In order to do this, we need to make some difficult decisions by disinvesting in certain areas of the University to sustain our areas of excellence and to take advantage of emerging opportunities in research and education. […] We need to take a strategic view of the size and shape of the University to regain our position as a world-leading research-intensive institution. Some changes are now essential for our future success which may lead to compulsory redundancies. […] I do not underestimate the impact this will have on colleagues across the University – I am not doing this lightly. Taking action now will protect us from further, larger changes in the future and will enable us to be in control of our own destiny.”

Announcement of a Pre-Change Engagement Process by the Head of College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

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