detailed options appraisal for the future
direction of Bretton and Wakefield will be
carried out, Senate agreed.
initial review by an academic development
committee (ADC) group has raised concerns
over the academic sustainability and financial
performance of these sites.
group will be asked to consider how the University
can succeed in delivering its academic vision
for the merger of Bretton with Leeds; to create
a centre of excellence in the region for visual
and performing arts; expand arts-based and
social science research and teaching; contribute
to the regional agenda for higher education
and support the University's strategy for
appraisal will involve staff and students
across the institution, particularly those
most directly affected. The ADC group co-ordinating
the appraisal will review its membership to
reflect the scope of its work.
University remains committed to staff and
students at Bretton Hall and Wakefield. Course
development and recruitment will continue
in the normal way. All students should be
assured that they will be able to complete
their programmes of study. Progress will be
reported through the University committee
also considered proposals to create a new
centre for part-time education and dissolve
the school of continuing education and OPTED.
has asked for a further paper analysing the
strategic options and financial challenges
in light of a wide-rangingtwo-hour debate.
A report back will be made to Senate on June
2, which may include a number of scenarios
for the future.