University job losses
University of Ballarat staff worried about jobs. THE UNIVERSITY of Ballarat says it will give ‘‘as much notice as possible’’ to staff who do not have their contracts renewed. The university last month announced a package of measures, including voluntary redundancy offers, to deal with decreased revenue from international students and demand-driven government funding.
The university’s vice-chancellor Professor David Battersby told a meeting of School of Business staff last week that some staff whose contracts expired before the end of the year would have them renewed.
Academic staff on contracts, in particular, were concerned they might not have enough time to get jobs at other universities.