Front page lead-story on the paper version of today’s Guardian, “Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts

“Universities across the country are preparing to axe thousands of teaching jobs, close campuses and ditch courses to cope with government funding cuts, the Guardian has learned. Other plans include using post-graduates rather than professors for teaching [*] and the delay of major building projects. […] arts and humanities courses are being dropped.”

Alarming, but not exactly new news. It’s been looming since well before Christmas, if you knew how to read the policy runes.

* “cos’ anyone can teach. u don’t need no training or experiunce”