Loughlin Sweeney reports for The Cambridge Student on the growing concern over ever increasing Vice Chancellors’ salaries:
With economic forecasters warning that the UK may already have slipped back into recession, politicians have been calling for more scrutiny surrounding the massive earnings of those at the top of the private sector.
In a statement issued last week, the University and College Union (UCU) demanded that university vice-chancellors be subject to the same kind of scrutiny.
“Anything less,” commented UCU general secretary Sally Hunt “brings our sector into disrepute.” According to figures from Times Higher Education and the Higher Education Statistics Agency, average pay and benefits packages for vice-chancellors dropped 1.21% to £208,593 between 2009 and 2010.
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