Tag : alan langlands

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

8 months ago / 0 comments

Following two years of research and hundreds of freedom of information requests (FOIs), Channel 4’s Dispatches programme uncovered the extraordinary sums of money paid as expenses to Britain’s university vice chancellors. Given the ongoing strikes by lecturers over drastic changes to their pensions, as well as the large fees paid … Read More

Professor Dame Jane Francis announced as new Chancellor

11 months ago / 0 comments

Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Dame Jane Francis, has been announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Leeds. She succeeds Melvyn Bragg  who stepped down this year, after 17 years in office. She was appointed by the University’s Court on Friday 8 December, having been nominated by … Read More

News| Cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance postponed

4 years ago / 0 comments

Planned cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance have been postponed until 2016-17. The postponement was announced by Greg Clark, the Universities and Science minister, this morning. The changes, originally unveiled by then universities minister David Willetts in April, were due to come in for the 2015-16 academic year. At the … Read More

News | No living wage for contracted staff

5 years ago / 0 comments

Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will not pay all staff the living wage, LS can reveal. In a letter to the Leeds University Living Wage Campaign, the VC said he had decided not to pay contracted-out staff the Living Wage. Sir Langlands also revealed he had increased hourly pay for … Read More