Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning - Council Meeting - 18 May 2009
At the recent meeting of Council, the University's governing body, members considered the proposals for the Centre for Lifelong Learning (18 May 2009). Council was presented with the facts about the situation facing the Centre for Lifelong Learning, and options for securing the Centre's long term future. Council also received a deputation from staff and trade unions.
Council will not make any final decisions on this matter until the end of the 90-day consultation period, which falls in July. Recognising the Centre faces some difficult choices, it was agreed by Council that:
- a special meeting of Council will be convened following the end of the consultation period
- as part of the consultation, a scrutiny group would be established, with membership drawn from both Council and the University's Senate, to review the proposals in detail, to seek more information and to clarify the strategic direction.
- as is legally required where selection for redundancy may be possible, a redundancy committee would be established to inform collective consultation with recognised trade unions.
The University is pursuing every avenue to avoid redundancies and minimise the impact on students, while safeguarding the long-term future of the Centre. It is also, while adhering to the requirements of legislation, offering appropriate support including opportunities for redeployment to those individuals affected by these proposals.