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Jobs to go at University of Aberdeen medical school

Jobs are to go at the University of Aberdeen's medical school, BBC Scotland has learned.

Staff have been informed that the university is looking to save £1.5m.

It has opened a voluntary severance and early retirement scheme for academic staff at the medical school.

The university has yet to confirm exactly how many staff will be involved. A spokesman said: "We appreciate this this is an unsettling time for staff."

A spokesman for University and College Union Scotland said: "This is a very worrying time for staff, following the previous round of cuts earlier this year.

"UCU will be working with the employer to do everything possible to protect jobs and avoid compulsory redundancies.

"Upholding the high standards of teaching and research in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition depends upon retaining its hard-working staff members in a motivating and secure working environment."

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