Tag : vc

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

6 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

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

7 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Bellogate prank spams UCL emails

4 years ago / 0 comments

An apparent email gaffe by UCL provost and former University of Leeds Vice Chancellor Michael Arthur has resulted in an online storm being dubbed ‘Bellogate’. A mysterious email containing only the word ‘bello’ was sent out to all 26,000 UCL students. This in turn resulted in a string of ‘reply … Read More

News | Vice Chancellor faces students' questions

4 years ago / 0 comments

Vice Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands came under fire from students over a range of issues this evening at Vice Chancellor’s Question Time. Sir Langlands was questioned on a range of hot topics from his pay package to the future of Healthcare courses. One student, Emma, asked over social media why … 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

News | Leeds VC receives £36,000 pay rise

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Vice Chancellor received a £36,000 pay rise in the last financial year, LS can reveal. A university financial report reveals that the Leeds VC received £318,000 annual pay for the 2012/13 financial year compared to £282,000 the previous year. This comes after higher education staff went on strike for … Read More

News | VC wages increase as Uni surplus drops

5 years ago / 0 comments

The wage of the Vice Chancellor has increased from £318,000 to £325,000 while the University’s overall surplus has decreased by more than half. A report on University finances has revealed a surplus of £20 million for the last financial year – £27m lower than last year – despite a 2 … Read More

New Vice-Chancellor announced

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sir Alan Langlands has been announced as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. He takes the post following the departure of current VC Professor Michael Arthur and will start work on October . Langlands praised Leeds’ “heritage, values and distinctive ability to integrate world class research, scholarship and education.” … Read More