22 Jun 2023

Dismay at scale of Victoria University planned cuts

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 22 June 2023

Staff and students at Victoria University in Wellington have been shocked at the institution's cost-saving plans, which would involve axing hundreds of positions and getting rid of whole subjects.

The university has a forecast $33m deficit, but the cuts would see 229 full-time roles cut and subjects like secondary teaching, German, Italian, Latin, tourism management, theatre, design tech and geophysics gone entirely.

The TEU yesterday held a rally at the university and has pledged to fight the cuts.

Kathryn speaks to Dr Sue Cherrington, who's head of the Wellington Faculty of Education, president of the VUWSA Jessica Ye and New Zealand School of Music student Cadence Chung

Staff and students rally at Victoria University on 21 June, 2023.

Photo: RNZ / John Gerritsen

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