Some of Britain’s biggest universities are paying less than the Living Wage to staff on their alumni fundraising teams responsible for soliciting donations from graduates.
Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds.
Britain’s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.
Half the country’s universities should be closed in sweeping reforms to the UK’s “messy, muddled” higher education system, according to the former head of the body which represents university vice-chancellors.
Britain’s leading university official has dismissed the idea that going to university is all about getting a well-paid job.