Saturday, 14 March 2009

...Now Open Courses Are To Close

Hyperactive Redlands councillor, Daisy Benson, notes a new threat to Reading University following the cut in their HEFCE grant.

Pro-vice chancellor Professor Christine Williams explained that subsidised courses cannot be afforded, although UCU General Secretary blamed bad management for the funding problems

Reading LibDems are on the ball, providing a variety quotes from spokespeople, including RUSU Mature Students Officer, Karl Hobley, who said,
"This is [not just] bad news for mature students, but bad news for the local economy, the region, the University as a whole, Readings' widening participation agenda and staff now about to lose their jobs.
Now more than ever we need a government who think long term, who look after students and local people - unlike the current lot!"

Update: Ben Rice notes the funding cut
threatens a diverse range of courses at both the University of Reading and TVU.

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