University of Manchester Archaeology under threat

CBA North West is campaigning against threatened cuts to the Archaeology Department at the University of Manchester. There are proposals to halve the eight posts within Archaeology, and also to close the department as an independent entity. This means the loss of archaeology modules for undergraduates and postgraduates.

CBA argues that these moves ignore the 100% satisfaction rating of the department’s students, and the growing skills shortage within the wider UK archaeology profession. They urge people to write to the university’s Vice Chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell, and/ or to sign an online petition here.