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Over 100 staff at Bangor University facing compulsory redundancy

115 members of staff at Bangor University are facing compulsory redundancy, the university has confirmed.

The institution said it has been carrying out a review to address 'significant financial challenges' where £8.5m of savings needed to be made.

That equates to 170 posts but due to a voluntary severance scheme, the university confirmed the number has reduced to 115.

It added a period of formal consultation with unions and staff had begun this week and will close on 1 September.

Bangor University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G Hughes said: “Whilst the number of posts at risk has reduced, it is still a significant number and we will continue to seek ways in which we can further reduce the need for compulsory redundancies."