The boss of Warwick University has spent more than £100,000 on travel expenses in the last three years a Freedom of Information request has found. 

University newspaper The Boar report:

The expenses included trips to London, New York, Delhi, Brazil and Melbourne. In a Freedom of Information request to the University, the Boar learnt that Professor Thrift was reimbursed for 17 trips across the globe, including almost £26,000 over the past year.

The trips range from accompanying ministerial trips to attending Warwick-related events. The University have argued that the expenses were a reasonable sum.

In an interview with the Boar, Prof. Thrift explained: “The figure may seem large, but I’m not sure it really is.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.