Uni Adelaide sticks to savings

The university says it still expects a shortfall of $50m from ’23 and its plan to save $30m, sent to staff consultation in July, stays

However, the final version announced yesterday includes changes;

* the Maths Learning Centre remains as is

*  the Environment Institute continues as a stand-alone

* professional staff positions will be reduced by 96, eight less than originally proposed

* processes now maximise opportunity for displaced staff “to secure new roles”

The changes do not apply to academics – “a separate body of work” involving them will be considered next year. Presumably this will account for the rest of the savings. The university plans to earn $20m a year of the needed $50m.