Glasgow Students Against FBLS Cuts
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- I oppose the staff cuts in the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences.
- I want the University Management to tell us the truth about what is happening.
- I deserve to know what the proposed cuts mean for my university, for my teachers and lecturers and for my education.
GUSRC invite students to stand together against the proposed cuts in the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences(FBLS) at the University of Glasgow. Background: - Reductions in research funding and an unplanned increase in student intake this year meant that FBLS had a budget deficit of £2.5m -The faculty saved over £1m through staff retiring and not renewing staff contracts- putting more pressure on existing staff -This left a deficit of over £1m -The University Court sanctioned the formation of a strategic change committee which would look for ways to save the money before moving to a redundancy situation -We do not know the findings of the strategic change committee, but it has now moved to a redundancy situation -It is being estimated that 18 staff out of the 120 remaining will be made redundant THE UNIVERSITY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND THE MONEY TO FUND THE FBLS DEFICIT FROM ELSEWHERE AND HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO DO THIS.