UK university ‘too small to tackle global pandemic’
The University of Manchester, a flagship university in the UK, has announced that it will be able to tackle the pandemic with less than 1,000 students, according to a report by the BBC.
The University’s chief executive officer, Sir David Houghton, announced the decision to cut back to 500 students, citing the “vast” amount of funding the university received from the National Health Service.
The university received £16 million in funding from the UK’s Department of Health and was expected to receive more than £60 million from the Department of Education.
But Houghts decision to reduce the number of students at the university, which is home to a total of 8,600, was criticised by the university’s academic community.
“We have to do it now because we have a job to do.” “
Copleyn said the university would not increase its tuition fee to £9,000 per year. “
We have to do it now because we have a job to do.”
Copleyn said the university would not increase its tuition fee to £9,000 per year.
However, the university will have to increase its fees for the 2019-2020 academic year to be more affordable to students.
Houghtons announcement was greeted with shock by the academic community, who had campaigned for a university to remain open.
Professor David Lyle, an expert in higher education, told The Independent: “This decision is deeply disappointing and sends out a strong message that universities are not open to all, and are not capable of tackling this epidemic.”
Houghtnons decision to axe the number will be met with dismay by academics across the UK.
Professor David Anderson, a professor of political economy at the University, told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The University is a very, very small university, it’s just the size of one of the largest universities in the world. “
I think this will have a significant impact on the quality of our academic output and the ability of future generations of scholars to study at our universities.”
The University said it would increase its student numbers by 300 students in the 2019 academic year and by another 100 in 2020. “
There’s no question that it’s a very challenging institution to run, but the fact that they are so keen to do this shows how important it is to get this right.”
The University said it would increase its student numbers by 300 students in the 2019 academic year and by another 100 in 2020.
In the first half of the year, the University has increased its enrollment by more than 700 students.
It was already at 1,100 students at end-September and had been expected to reach 2,100 by the end of the academic year.
In a statement, the Vice-chancellors said the University “will not be changing the size or number of its students for the foreseeable future”.
The university will continue to offer undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees, but will no longer offer full-time postgraduate programmes, including PhD and MPhil.
It will also continue to hold events at the main campus, and will allow students to take part in summer and summer holidays, and take part and provide feedback to other students and faculty.