An MP has give up his position on the College of Tub in protest over the vice-chancellor’s “eye-watering” pay.
Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 a 12 months and is the best paid vice-chancellor within the nation.
Andrew Murrison, Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire, stated college bosses have been “wanting more and more like a self-serving cartel”.
The previous defence and Northern Eire minister, has written to the college to resign as an ex-officio member.
“Universities actually must be asking whether or not the eye-watering sums some are dishing out to vice-chancellors are actually needed to draw what they signify as expertise,” he stated.
“As a pack, they’re wanting more and more like a self-serving cartel at a time of mounting pupil debt and wage restraint elsewhere within the public and quasi-public sectors.
“I can not in all conscience proceed to be related to the governance of Tub College, in nevertheless titular a capability, while present apply stays unchallenged.”
The South West Wiltshire MP additionally expressed issues over pay to Hugh Brady the vice-chancellor of Bristol College, the place Mr Murrison is an related ex-officio member.
The resignation follows a debate in the House of Lords last month, wherein former training minister Lord Adonis accused the College of Tub’s remuneration committee of being “mired in controversy”.
He stated the “solely instance” the vice-chancellor was setting to her employees was “one in all greed”.
The Greater Training Funding Council for England watchdog is presently investigating whether or not the best way pay is awarded is sufficiently clear.
A college spokesman has stated it’s “dedicated to the best requirements of governance” and its “remuneration course of” was “in keeping with apply at different universities”
College chiefs took dwelling wage packages value greater than £250,000 on common final 12 months, based on the College and School Union.