ICU President Hamish Common yesterday met with Dr Christopher Towler, Imperial's Director of Strategy development. The union president was told officially for the first time that the College's upcoming academic plan is to create four faculties/schools :
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
There will be very little, if any effect on current students as there will be no changes to current courses though there will obviously be an effect in the long term. One surprise in the announcement is that life sciences and medicine are remaining separate. One of the initial effects on students will be a loss of prestigious departmental identities. The College position on CCUs is unclear, probably because they don't have one yet. The future of CCUs will be one of a host of topics which will be discussed when Hamish meets the Rector on Thursday. As always Hamish welcomes any comments .