Jobs threat at University of Hertfordshire

NEARLY 50 jobs are at risk at the University of Hertfordshire. The Hatfield-based institution, which employs 2,700 people, is restructuring due to the uncertain economic climate. Four roles will be lost in the learning and information services department

NEARLY 50 jobs are at risk at the University of Hertfordshire.

The Hatfield-based institution, which employs 2,700 people, is restructuring due to the uncertain economic climate.

Four roles will be lost in the learning and information services department, with the rest as a result of a merger between two faculties.

Vice-chancellor Professor Tim Wilson said: "Like many UK universities, we face a period of significant market uncertainty, compounded by the current economic climate.


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"This restructuring offers us the opportunity to ensure we continue to be a leading business-facing university.

"Inevitably, some redundancies will be required, but equally there will be opportunities based on investments in our university's future.

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"We are currently discussing these changes with the recognised trade unions."

The new structure will take effect by the end of July.

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