The Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London may be stripped of up to six faculty members, and other departments face the prospect of similar reductions.
The administration of the university is considering the cuts as part of a plan to pay off a multi-million pound deficit caused by its failure to avoid or adequately prepare for a fall in student numbers. In total, 140 academic positions are threatened.
The University and College Union (UCU) opposes the cuts and last week “overwhelmingly voted for a motion of no confidence in the senior leadership team and to move towards an industrial dispute. A similar motion is also being put to Birkbeck’s Unison members this week, who are largely administrative staff.”
Originally appeared on Daily Nous Read More