Having learned more about the incredibly destructive “restructuring” of Queen Mary, Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet has this to say:
Queen Mary recently joined the Russell Group of universities. On the basis of evidence given to us, university leaders are destroying QM… QM is separating teaching from research, damaging the student experience… Academics are paying the price of poor management… The case against the academic staff is “twisted”.
You can see the comments in full below. We agree. And, again, when the editor of one of the world’s most respected scientific journals says this, isn’t it time for our cloth-eared management to rethink?