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Union responds to Hull College chief executive's decision to step down

1 March 2017 | last updated: 6 March 2017

The University and College Union has today responded to Hull College's announcement that group chief executive, Gary Warke, has decided to leave the college.

The college's announcement follows a recent damning report from the further education commissioner that exposed ongoing problems at Hull College. In light of the report, UCU called on Gary Warke to step down.

UCU regional official Julie Kelley said: 'The recent report from the further education commissioner made it quite clear that Mr Warke's position was no longer tenable and the fact it took him and the college a full fortnight to realise that is symptomatic of the leadership problems the college has suffered.

'Staff and students at Hull College need a new management team in post prepared to put the educational needs of local people first. A good college is one that offers a varied curriculum and we hope that Hull College will now reassess its primary function and focus on supporting staff to deliver education to students.'