Sally Hunt says further university funding cuts ‘disastrous for the economy’

UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt used a piece in the Left Foot Forward blog to attack the government’s latest cuts as a disaster for the British economy. Accusing the government of ‘lazy thinking’, she argued that the effects of the cuts would wipe out the economic benefits of higher education, further eroding the basis of growth. She also pointed to UCU research showing that the impact of university closures on regional economies would be catastrophic. Read more here.

Universities are still reeling from the 80% cut to their teaching budgets starting from 2012, announced in the comprehensive spending review (CSR). Now as part of the £1.8 billion cuts previously announced universities are set to lose £190million between April and July this year as teaching and research budgets are slashed. Read more here and here.

(From UCU Campaign updates)

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