Students are out wielding placards on campuses this week, aiming to bring attention to wage inequality in universities that a report has labelled “shocking”.

The report, created by the Young Greens and based on data gathered from Freedom of Information requests sent to British universities, shows that university heads are earning an average of 19 times more than the lowest paid university staff, many of whom are not receiving the living wage.

“While students are being saddled with debts, and workers across the country are continuing to struggle on poverty pay, it is galling to see how the heads of our universities continue to line their pockets,” says Charlene Concepcion, co-chair of the London Young Greens.

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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.