A report in today’s Times Higher Education focuses on the restructuring in SBCS (and also mentions SMD). You can read it here.
Academics at Queen Mary, University of London, have warned that a proposed restructuring programme is likely to fail in its aim and could lead to a collapse in teaching quality…
John Allen, professor of biochemistry at Queen Mary, said improving the school’s research was a “noble objective”. But he added that the restructure proposals did not address the “central issue”: the school’s high student-staff ratio of around 20:1. “You can’t do industrial-scale teaching at high quality while maintaining the time and resources for world-class research,” he said.
Similar concerns were also reported to The Lancet regarding the redundancy programme in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.