R is for… Restructuring [ABC Sundae]
Starting on August 1st this year, the University of Glasgow will undergo a restructuring of its academic Faculties and Departments. Currently there are nine Faculties and the Dumfries Campus, and within those there are 38 Departments and a number of research institutes. Come August, these Faculties and Departments will be converted and squeezed into four Colleges and nineteen Schools within them. Each College will also have its own Graduate School and a Research Institute of sorts.
The Colleges and Schools of the University of Glasgow will be organized as follows:
COLLEGE OF ARTS
(Made up of the Faculty of Arts)
- School of Humanities (Made up of History, Classics, Archaeology (including GUARD), Celtic and Gaelic, HATII, and Philosophy)
- School of Critical Studies (Made up of English & Scottish Language and Literature, Theology and Religious Studies)
- School of Culture & Creative Arts (Made up of Theatre, Film & Television Studies, Music, History of Art)
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Made up from the existing school)
- ArtsLab Glasgow – to promote interdisciplinary research
COLLEGE OF MEDICAL, VETERINARY AND LIFE SCIENCES
(Made up of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences)
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Medicine
- School of Veterinary Medicine
- Plus a number of Research Institutes (in planning phase)
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
(Made up of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences)
- School of Chemistry
- School of Computing Science
- School of Engineering (Made up of Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)
- School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
- School of Mathematics and Statistics
- School of Physics and Astronomy
- School of Psychology
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
(Made up of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education and Glasgow University Dumfries)
- Business School (Made up of Economics, Accounting and Finance, Management)
- School of Education
- School of Interdisciplinary and Applied Studies at Dumfries (Currently Glasgow University Dumfries)
- School of Law
- School of Social and Political Sciences (Made up of Central and East European Studies, Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Economic and Social History, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences, Urban Studies)
- Adam Smith Research Foundation – to support interdisciplinary research
Now, what does all this mean, why is this change being implemented, and how will this affect the students and staff at the University of Glasgow? In short, good question, it’s a long story, and we’ll see. Physical changes around campus will be the renaming of Faculties and Departments presumably complete with new signs, the reshuffling and reapplication of the Deans of Faculties and Heads of Departments to new positions, and, well, I guess that’s pretty much it for the larger changes. The changes would allegedly allow students to have a better idea of where they belong at the University academically, and ultimately the changes are to increase the potential and competitiveness of the University of Glasgow, keeping in mind that the University is aiming to be one of the Top 50 Universities in the world. How will it affect the students and staff then? As I said earlier, we’ll see. Probably not by much, especially concerning current students.
Loads more information can be found on the University website at www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/restructure and the FAQs about the restructuring can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/restructure/faqs (you need to be on a University computer to access these pages).
The photo collage above is made up of the the four Colleges: the College of Arts (top left, University Gardens), College of Social Sciences (top right, Adam Smith Building), College of Science and Engineering (bottom left, Rankine Building), and the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (bottom right, Wolfson Medical School Building).
What are your thoughts on the restructuring? Good idea? Bad idea?
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