Canterbury uni axes courses, jobs
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 2:21p.m.
The earthquakes in Christchurch have left its university facing large bills for insurance and repair work.
This year the University of Canterbury has also had to grapple with a big drop in student numbers, although the Government has maintained its pre-quake funding at least for this year.
So Canterbury is cutting costs, dropping some courses, axing some jobs and merging some departments.
But as Shelley Nahr reports, staff and students believe that could cause even more damage.
Watch the video for her report.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
18/10/2012 1:38:52 p.m.
Anyone earning over $120,000 a year at the Uni? If so they need to take pay cuts. Why is it that all these changes usually involve axing hundreds of low to mid level staff when there is almost never staff or pay cuts for the high level managers and staff who more often than not do not earn the multi hundred thousand pay checks they get. Its amazing how a 10% reduction in senior management pay packets is usually enough to avoid having o fire any staff.
9/10/2012 7:10:52 p.m.
concerned cynic wrote:
TAL: You have a legitimate complaint, in that standard good practice internationally is to wind up a department over a few years, so as to allow students already in the pipeline to finish.
8/10/2012 2:34:08 a.m.
The article quickly skimmed over the Operations Research part of the Management Science major being completely shut down. Dismissing staff and offering students like myself nothing apart from a bill of the courses we have already completed for the major. Basically telling us that the only option would be to transfer away to complete the course under special circumstances. How can a world class university chuck a bunch of second year students away without offering them to complete their third year to finish their degree. Especially after all that we have been through to stick out for this university.
Auckland, our biggest city, is forecast to grow by up to another million people ...
The Nation reporter Torben Akel took a close look at her background and asked so...
The head of one of our biggest banks wants the Government to revamp the tax laws...
Finance Minister Bill English joins The Nation in the studio to discuss the Budg...
The Government has launched an investigation into the cost of building materials...
The Menzies Hallett case has one retired detective hoping other cold cases will ...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.