Whilst They Still Exist

It seems the University of Salford has been thinking of new ways to enthuse its staff. Firstly back room staff, the technicians and secretaries of the populous are asked to Apply for their own jobs! I don’t know why Salford University see it fit to treat its staff this way, or just how this makes them all better at their jobs etc etc etc. However I of course Don’t run a multi million pound university, I don’t make odd decisions like paying out 20 million to rent out a section of media city. ( I say section, that makes it sound huge, 4 floor of a building to be more precise) With a fitting out cost of 30 million. So are people re-applying for their own jobs so we can cut a few to pay for media city? Will Peel Holdings be forever our most gracious friends now?
So now the rumour is teaching staff are having to apply for they own jobs too. Going back after the easter break is going to be fun. Oh the joy of finishing your degree whilst the University implodes on itself!!
This does mean more art though. Gabrielle and myself under our ‘Proesch & Passmore‘ monica will be changing more of the University, and now with a slightly different edge. So next piece is ‘Signs They Are A Changing‘. Where the first victim of sign change will be……………….

New Sign for Allerton Studios Reception Phone

This falls into line with ‘Mapping The Studios‘, a work that now takes on even more of a twisted angle as there is talk of Allerton Studios courses being moved to the other end of the University. Which would of course have us back surrounded by fellow art courses instead of Nurses and Physios, Business and Teaching courses which is the present. But, having completed a Foundation Course within the suggested building, knowing the 3D workshop facilities, I shudder at the prospect others will face.
The other works under the ‘Proesch & Passmore’ title are of course ‘Mother & Child Divided’ and ‘The Acquired Inability to Escape’.

So what will the return to university bring? Meetings about what to do re the cuts? What can any of us do? Especially now the Student Survey has passed by, I’m sure one of the questions was; “Would you recommend this course to a friend?”. Funny that!
However meeting with the university to see what they have to say about the whole affair is going to be fun.

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