Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales;
Location of affected unit(s)
Cardiff, Newport, Treforest
Vet, Higher And Tertiary Education
85.42 - Tertiary education

57 - 139 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The University of South Wales has announced plans to cut 139 jobs from its three campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Treforest. The university has stated that the cuts are necessary due to rising costs while its income is predicted to remain static. The university also expects overseas student numbers to be affected in the light of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. It is understood that the university has begun consultation with the trade unions and that there is the possibility that a voluntary redundancy scheme will be opened. At present it is not known which of the university's 3,000 jobs will be affected.

UPDATE 05/06/2017: Following a consultation process, the number of job cuts to be made at the University of South Wales has reduced from 139 to 57. A spokesperson for the University noted that the number had been reduced through a combination of changes to the original proposals and the introduction of a voluntary redundancy scheme. Details have not been provided on the numbers who have chosen to take voluntary redundancy, but it is understood that these are in addition to the 57 redundancies.


  • 30 March 2017: BBC Website
  • 5 June 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), University of South Wales, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90657, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90657.