Union officials have accused the University of Warwick of “profiteering” after axing dozens of jobs just months before a hike in tuition fees.
Thirty six posts are at risk at Warwick Business School, as the school prepares to charge minimum £20,000 fees for a one-year Masters course from the autumn.
The affected posts are in support services on the masters courses.
The University and College Union (UCU) called on the university to withdraw the plans and to enter into “proper consultation” on the future of the school. Union regional official Martin Machon, said: “It is simply not acceptable to expect fewer staff to deliver the same kind of service and, unless these plans are reversed, Warwick is on a fast track to damaging its reputation.
“We call on the university to withdraw the proposals and enter into meaningful negotiations to avoid compulsory redundancies.”
A university spokesman said arrangements have been made to meet with staff early next week to discuss a review of administrative support to some of its programmes.
The spokesman said: “Our staff remain our first priority and at this stage it would be inappropriate to respond to any information disclosed by anyone before we have actually consulted with those individual staff.”