Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Protests at London Met
Staff and students at London's largest university today lobbied the Governors of London Metropolitan University, who were meeting to discuss the £15m budget cut and the £38m repayment to HEFCE, the Universities' funding body, for grants to students who did not complete their courses. Rather than take action against the senior managers whose creativity with the figures landed the University in this mess, from 400 to 500 job cuts, including compulsory redundancies, are expected among academic and administrative staff, which will have a major impact on their studies for London Met's 34,000 students. Staff have called for a vote of no confidence in the Vice Chancellor, Brian Roper, one of the highest paid VCs in the country.