A “painful path” at UNSW

VC Ian Jacobs warns staff of the, “inevitability of significant job losses at UNSW this year”

“There are already areas of the university, my own office included, which are having to say goodbye to close colleagues,” he tells staff

“In some cases, they are people who have been part of UNSW for many years. It is a painful path that none of us wants to be walking, but one we have no choice but to take if we are to ensure UNSW’s viability through, and after, this pandemic.”

Professor Jacobs adds he will do everything he can to keep job losses “to a minimum,” but does not define what number that will be.