Oxford Brookes University is proposing to close its music department, with plans to honour existing student places over the next three years before ending all provision in 2026.The University has cited increasing financial challenges as the reason for the proposed closure.
The MU urges Oxford Brookes to reconsider its decision
MU National Organiser for Education Chris Walters said: “It is devastating to see another UK university music department at risk, following a number of similar consultations and closures in recent years. The MU urges Oxford Brookes to reconsider its decision.
“Additionally, we call on the Government to step in to halt the decline in university music provision, which is vital to support and sustain the UK’s multi-billion-pound music industry.”
The MU supports musicians working across all areas of the music industry, including education. Any members impacted by the situation at Oxford Brookes should contact their regional office.
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