Concern that cuts will impact LYIT courses

The head of LYIT has said that further funding cuts impossed by government may well have an impact on the level of services they can offer next autumn.

The Higher Education Authority is warned university bosses to prepare for tighter staffing restrictions next year, in addition to the 6% cuts required on their pay budgets since 2008

LYIT's Paul Hannigan says he is being faced with the challenge of implementing budget cuts and the expectation to increase courses.

Mr Hannigan says eventually something has to give:

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