With the brief statement below the principal announced that the University of Stirling is making 17 staff compulsory redundant, the first time in it’s 40+ year history. The number includes 9 Technicians, effectively over 37% of Technical support.
The University has taken action to secure a strong and sustainable future for the Institute of Aquaculture, following a comprehensive review of its operations.
During this detailed review and consultation process, which lasted several months, the University identified operational savings and enhanced income generation that reduced the Institute’s original recurring deficit of over £2 million to £1.4 million.
However, in the face of continued financial losses at the Institute and the remaining £1.4 million deficit, the University has taken the difficult decision to cut 17 staff posts from a total complement of 69. The staff whose posts are being made redundant include academic and support staff working at the Institute’s base in Stirling. This decision was approved by University Court today (21/03/11).
The decision will not affect the provision of core services, or student supervision, and all four of the Institute’s key research groups have been retained.
This action will ensure the Institute remains the leading international centre in its field, by focusing on its core research activities and enhancing the Institute’s ability to grow its income and sustain its global reach.
Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor