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Consultation on Proposed Faculty Structures

10 Sep 2015

Have your say on proposals arising from the Review of Life Sciences and Cognate disciplines

A consultation has been launched to seek the views of staff on changes to the academic Faculty structures recommended by the Review of Life Sciences and Cognate Disciplines and approved by the Board of Governors on 8 July 2015.    

The Board of Governors has agreed that the University should be reconstituted so that all academic activity is organised around three Faculties, moving different component parts of the current Faculty of Life Sciences (FLS) into two other Faculties. It was proposed that these two Faculties be named the Faculty of Medical, Biological and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering (working titles identified in the Review).

The proposed changes to Faculty structures are the result of productive meetings of the two Implementation Groups (focusing on FLS and the Faculties of Medical, Biological and Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering (working titles) respectively), and approval by the Implementation Oversight Group, the proposed changes to Faculty structures are now being made available for wider consultation amongst staff.

The detailed proposals can be found at:

Staff comments and feedback on the proposals can be submitted at:

The consultation period closes on Monday, 5 October and all of the feedback received will be considered by the relevant Faculty Implementation Group and the Implementation Oversight Group.

The final proposals for changes to structure and the naming of the Faculties and Schools will be considered by Senate on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 which will in turn be asked to make recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval. All new names and structures will come fully into operation on Monday, 1 August 2016. 

Resulting changes to the Professional Support Services (PSS) structures will be the subject of a separate consultation in early 2016.