Where the pieces could fit at Uni Newcastle

The third stage of the university restructure is at final proposal stage, with a model for schools sent to staff

This follows proposed admin changes, three-colleges replacing five faculties (CMM November 20) and rationalising courses (CMM December 10 2020).

Throughout the change process Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky has stayed on-message, that the restructure is not only about immediate and essential savings but also in response to, “very clear signals from government and industry, that our sector needs to adapt and support students to graduate into priority areas where career growth will be strongest.”

School structure

College of Engineering, Science and Environment to consist of: Architecture and Built Environment, Electrical Engineering and Computing, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Maths and Physical Sciences, as well as Psychology

College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing: Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Health Science, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing-Midwifery

College of Human and Social Futures: Business School, Law School, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative Industries, Education. Apparently, a proposal to merge HASS and Creative Industries (CMM February 10) did not get up.

The final proposal for job cuts is:

Administration: 34.6 FTE

Colleges: eight professional FTE

Schools:  63.6 FTE academic roles and 11.1 FTE professional staff