Save Linguistics at the University of Huddersfield

Save Linguistics at the University of Huddersfield

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On Monday 12 June 2022, the University of Huddersfield announced 37 redundancies in the School of Arts and Humanities.

In Linguistics, two colleagues have received redundancy notices, with the remaining three invited to take part in a ‘selection to stay’ exercise in which they will be pitted against three colleagues from another subject area - for just three jobs. Under these plans, potentially every linguist at Huddersfield could be made redundant. The university has already stopped recruitment to our undergraduate courses. Our remaining undergraduate students would have to be ‘taught out’ by part-time hourly paid tutors, and the School has admitted it has no plan for how to supervise our current PhD students to completion.

Linguistics at Huddersfield is known worldwide for its work in stylistics, corpus linguistics, pragmatics and conversation analysis, among many other areas, as well as for its outreach work via the internationally renowned popular language magazine Babel. The latest REF recognised our world-leading research environment and internationally excellent impact.

We want the University of Huddersfield to remove the threat of redundancy from the linguistics staff, retain the Linguistics subject area and enable us to continue the research and teaching that enables our students to progress into meaningful and worthwhile careers.

We would very much welcome your support in helping us to fight these redundancy proposals.

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