Threatened subjects

CDBU has noted the increase in both actual and threatened closures of departments across the sector. We respect the autonomy of institutions but we also note that closures have significant consequences for the present and future academic activity of both students and teachers. CDBU therefore proposes to:

  • help universities planning closures to set up a subject review
  • gather information in order to comment on the health of given subject areas
  • investigate the links between subject vulnerability and other changes in the sector