Report fuels fears of super university job losses

A government report outlining the case for a new ‘super’ university in southeast Wales has raised fresh concerns over potential job losses and campus closures. Documents obtained by the Western Mail, made public for the first time, suggest the integration of university systems would improve “efficiency and effectiveness in delivery”, writes Gareth Evans for Wales Online.

The document, penned by Welsh government officials ahead of consultation with Glamorgan, Newport and Cardiff Metropolitan universities, found money would be saved by “rationalising and renewing the estate”.

The report’s “case for change” appears in contrast to assurances from Education Minister Leighton Andrews that there will be no campus closures and adds fuel to speculation that there could be job losses as a result of the planned university merger.
Full report on the Wales Online site