A university boss has been criticised for being “out- of-touch” for enjoying the high-life while his staff strike over below-inflation pay rises.

University of Sussex vice- chancellor Michael Farthing is one of a number of executives revealed to have received hospitality during a turbulent year for the university, which has seen student protests over outsourcing of jobs and a series of strikes by teaching staff.

The university’s hospitality register also revealed that fellow director Ian Carter was treated to 13 dinners, award ceremonies and hotel stays in a year by a number of research and publishing firms.

Reported by the Brighton Argus. You can read the full story here. 

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