The University of Brighton, UK, has announced plans to make some 110 academic staff and 30 professional service staff redundant. Over 400 academic staff have been declared at risk of redundancy. Although every school in the University is affected, the School of Humanities and Social Science has been hit particularly hard. The school's interdisciplinary Humanities Subject Area has been hit harder still: every member of its teaching team has been placed in the pool of potential redundancies. Such cuts would radically undermine the concentrated provision of philosophy, cultural studies, literature and history at the University, depriving it of elements of teaching and scholarly research that are centrally important in the very definition of a university.

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