Uni Newcastle proposes to cut not-many degrees but a heap of subjects, plus people

The university announces it wants to align teaching to student demand

Two double-degrees are set for suspension, although the constituent programmes, in science, engineering and business will continue. The Bachelor of Creative Industries, will also go, although it was already announced as a non-starter for 2021. Some 19 masters are also proposed for suspension.

This does not seem especially savage given the university offers 100 plus UG degrees and 90 PG degrees. But then again, 500 of 2200 subjects are also for the chop.

And the, there’s a sting in the tail” the university will continue curriculum mapping, transition planning and undertaking further staff and stakeholder consultation. It will also undertake workforce planning, recognising that a reduction in overall course load will result in less staff required to deliver it.”