Protest over Uni of Sydney cuts to courses, staff

Supporters of public education rallied on March 16. Photo: Peter Boyle

Members of the National Tertiary Education Union and the Education Action Group at the University of Sydney rallied on March 16 against the university's proposed cuts to faculties and degrees.

The protest was called in response to Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson announcing, shortly before Christma, that the University senate had passed a plan to restructure the University.

The proposal included a cut in the number of senate fellows from 22 to 15, a merger of the 10 faculties and six schools into six faculties and three schools and a drastic reduction in the number of undergraduate degrees on offer as well as a move towards four-year degrees.

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