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Most Vice-Chancellors help determine their own pay

The University of Manchester confirmed that President and Vice-Chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell does not attend meetings concerning her pay

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Manchester refute claim that Vice-Chancellor is highest expenses claimant

The Sunday Times reported that Dame Nancy Rothwell’s expenses are the highest among UK university chiefs, as well as revealing that Vice-Chancellors had claimed expenses for bottles of water and slices of cake

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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health launches

This academic year marks the inauguration of FBMH, a merger between the previously known Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

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Nancy Rothwell claims £22000 of flights on expenses

A report by UCU has revealed a lack of transparency senior pay at UK universities. The report revealed that Vice-Chancellors earn on average £260000, and looked into the scale of expenditure on air fares

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The We Get It! campaign enters its next phase

The We Get It! campaign, the Students’ Union’s zero tolerance to sexual harassment incentive, has moved into its next stage with a “report and support” button on My Manchester and the appointment of at least two sexual harassment advisers

Questions from staff were posed to Dame Nancy Rothwell. Photo: Joe Sandler Clark

Staff members pose questions to Dame Nancy

“We will miss the target that’s for certain,” admits Dame Rothwell in Question and Answer session

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UK Universities ‘face collapse into global mediocrity’

University of Manchester slips one place in world rankings

The Vice-Chancellor has committed to pay all university employees at least £7.20 an hour. Photography: Paul Campbell

University agrees to pay employees a ‘Living Wage’

Manchester sets an example to other Russell group universities

Dame Nancy Rothwell speaking at a meeting with students in the UMSU building. Photograph: Jonathan Whiting

Some staff ‘do not think that students are important’, says VC

Dame Nancy Rothwell has argued that the University of Manchester’s poor performance in league tables measuring student satisfaction is because some staff do not care about students

George Osborne met with Dame Nancy Rothwell and Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov to discuss their research

Osborne pledges £50m for investment in graphene

£50m is to be invested in the commercial application of graphene, which was discovered by two professors at the University of Manchester