SUSU Launches All Student Vote on University Restructure

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VP Democracy and Creative Industries, Evie Reilly, has announced that SUSU has launched their first All Student Vote of the academic year today.

After recent concerns surrounding the Vice-Chancellor’s salary, which totalled £423,000 excluding benefits in the last academic year, the petition Cut Vice-Chancellor Pay Not Staff Jobs has reached the required number of signatures for the Union to launch the vote, which will focus on three matters:

  • Do you believe that there has been full and clear consultation on this restructure?
  • Do you believe that cuts to academic staff will be detrimental to student experience?
  • Do you believe that the Vice-Chancellor’s pay should be cut as part of the restructure?

The announced restructuring of the university, led by the Vice-Chancellor, will put 50 to 75 academic staff posts across six departments at risk to achieve a 7% reduction in staff costs.

Students can vote online until 1pm on Friday 12 January.

Reilly also stated that she would welcome any questions regarding the vote by email or Facebook.

A report summarising the restructure proposals can be read here.

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