- Prof. John Watson (Dean of Design and Technolgy) and Prof. John Harper (Acting Principal of RGU)
- United Kingdom
We the students of Gray’s School of Art were concerned to hear of proposed staff redundancies at our Art School.
Staff at Grays School of Art were called to a meeting with Prof. John Watson, the Dean of Design & Technology on Wednesday 6 October 2010 and told that the Art School had a budget deficit and needed to make savings of £500,000 and these savings would be met through staff redundancies. They were told they would all receive the option of voluntary redundancy.
We are concerned that other options for saving money and funding the Art School have not been fully explored. Redundancy on such a wide scale will severely damage the quality of teaching that the school has always managed to provide.
We, the undersigned, call on Prof. John Watson (Dean of Design and Technology RGU) and Prof. John Harper (Acting Principal RGU) to halt the redundancies of staff at Gray’s School of Art.
We put forward that other options to source funds and raise money ought to be explored further.
We also want to know exactly what options had been considered and exhausted before arriving at the decision to make staff redundant.
The Halt the Redundancies of Staff at Gray’s petition to Prof. John Watson (Dean of Design and Technolgy) and Prof. John Harper (Acting Principal of RGU) was written by John Gray and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.