89 percent of university’s top earners are men, Varsity finds

The university pay gap is more of a gaping hole. Pictured: The University of Cambridge

A Freedom of Information request by Varsity magazine, has discovered that of the 101 staff paid £140,000 or more at the University of Cambridge in 2015, only 11 were women.

The magazine, which is the official student publication of the University of Cambridge, carried out a similar request last year, which revealed that at the University of Oxford only eight percent of those on the top salary tier were women.

The university’s response to the magazine’s request stated for the record that ‘these figures relate to salaries paid by the university’ to ‘members of academic or administrative staff of the university’ in the ‘financial year ended 31 July 2015’ and excludes ‘non-salary payments’.

In 2014, the University’s Equal Pay review found that the pay gap between men and women working in the education sector had closed by £110, but that women on academic contracts were earning on average £8,400 less than men.

About Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.
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