As many media sources warned back in May, when controversial documents were leaked from Salford University, the educational institution will in fact be closing many courses in the near future. The documents last month noted an important announcement on the 5th June which would cause controversy at the uni and in the local area, which has certainly become the case. These course closures will also threaten up to 50 more jobs at the university, bringing the 13th bout of job losses in just 2 years.
The university has noted that virtually all courses in modern languages, politics and contemporary history will be closing soon, although Salford’s vice-chancellor promises that current students and 2013 applicants will be able to conclude their studies fully. The university claims that these courses closures are to help them secure a future for the Salford institute, and that they are focusing more on popular courses in areas such as media, technology, science and health. While this may be a positive move for the uni in some cases, what will the future hold for students who would like to undertake the aforementioned courses, and perhaps can’t make the grade for other institutions such as Manchester University?