The plan is to make 7 lecturers within the Conservation Sciences Department redundant. This must not be allowed to happen. The dean of the department believes they can sweep this through while we are all busy (with placements or fieldwork) or away. We have to let them know that this can't happen. Not only does it affect our courses / dissertations, but we also lose the valuable experience these lecturers have gained. The department gains money through the research carried out by these lecturers. If we lose the proposed 7 lecturers then the department is going to suffer. The proposal that will contain the names of those at risk will be put forward on the 12th of July. Please join this group if you have a Conservation Science course. We must not lose our lecturers.