186 staff applied for voluntary redundancy, 96 are approved to go, “so far”
Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen tells staff that applicants are from both academic and professional staff, “from right across the university.”
“it is regrettable that we have had to take this step. This is not something we could have foreseen heading into 2020,” Professor Leinonen says.
But it seems some departing staff are not immediately redundant. “Some of you who have accepted a voluntary redundancy may be asked to stay on for a few weeks or months longer. This is to ensure we transition as seamlessly as possible into 2021 and support our new and returning students,” the VC adds.