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."