The Casuals Network there has analysed enrolment data and report class sizes are up 13.8 per cent year on year
The Network’s searchable site of courses and subjects for 2016-20 is available for all to search, here.
The casuals claim the biggest increase in class sizes has occurred this year, as the university reduces sessional staff and warns things will deteriorate.
“Job losses through voluntary and forced redundancies, as well as the non-renewal of fixed-term contracts, will worsen the staff-to-student ratio.”
And on-line teaching, “has enabled class sizes to be driven up with few effective material limitations.”
However, management responds a 13 per cent increase translate to classes growing from 23 to 26 students. And this may come down, notably if there are reductions in international enrolments.