University sector needs an audit

“The crisis in our universities is not about to be solved by a freeze on recruitment alone. The core of the problem appears to lie somewhere among the existing jobs rather than new ones. Two universities have announced a moratorium on new appointments and others are considering similar moves. This comes at a time when the Government is planning to investigate work practices in universities, with particular reference to the rapid growth in the number of senior, well-paid administrative posts …” (more)

[Independent, 3 September]

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