Staff at Southampton University were left dumbfounded at news that vice-chancellor Don Nutbeam had accepted a £17,000 pay rise, just days after telling them that no money for extra wages could be found.
A new report released today warns that government reforms to higher education have 'many of the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme, relying on diminishing future income to make good increasing present costs'.
The vice-president of UCU, John McCormack, died on Friday night after a short illness. The union said John was a wonderful, principled man steeped in the trade union movement who will be sorely missed.
UCU has confirmed its opposition to segregation on university campuses in light of the recent debate sparked by a report from Universities UK. The union said freedom of speech, expression and association are vital parts of campus life.