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“Some are more equal”, Russell Group vice-chancellors ‘paid £318,000 each’

As institutions prepare for a financially challenging year and more redundancies are expected to come, VCs enjoy hefty salaries and some are paid up to £318,000 each.

 “Figures show that elite Russell Group universities increased vice-chancellors’ total packages by 0.4 per cent in 12 months, with one receiving a hike of almost seven per cent.

Prof Andrew Hamilton from Oxford University was the highest-paid vice-chancellor after receiving some £424,000 in salary, benefits and pension contributions in 2010/11.

Student leaders warned universities against boosting the “already hefty pay packets” of senior dons just as the cap on fees almost triples this September to £9,000.

It also prompted claims that students and lecturers should be given a bigger say on remuneration committees tasked with setting vice-chancellor pay.”

via Telegraph.

 

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One response to ““Some are more equal”, Russell Group vice-chancellors ‘paid £318,000 each’

  1. Phil January 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Do we really need VCs?

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