University nominates Professor Louise Richardson as first female Vice-Chancellor

Professor Louise Richardson has been nominated to succeed Andrew Hamilton as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Professor Richardson currently serves as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at St Andrew’s, and if her nomination is approved, Richardson will be the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University. Richardson has headed St. Andrews University since 2009, the latest position in an illustrious […]

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Andrew Hamilton to resign in December

Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University’s current Vice-Chancellor, will leave in December in order to take the Presidency of New York University. Hamilton has been in his job since 2009, making him the second longest serving Vice-Chancellor of the modern era. Whilst the University has already announced that Professor Hamilton will leave, it previously stated that he will complete […]

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Happy Vice Chancellor’s Day?

By midday on 12th January 2015, Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, will have earned as much money as the university’s lowest-paid full-time employee earns in a whole year. Hamilton’s annual salary including pensions (£434,000) leaves him earning about £1,189 a day, meaning it would only take him around 12 days to earn the baseline […]

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Oxford VC to push for independent fee-setting power

The University’s Vice Chancellor intends to push for “variable fees” in a meeting with a top politician next week, a leaked email has revealed. A copy of the agenda, sent to OUSU sabbatical officers, shows that Andrew Hamilton is having a private lunchtime meeting with Labour Shadow Education Minister Liam Byrne  “to discuss the challenges […]

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OUSU condemns “unthinkable” fee rise suggestion

Oxford Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton claimed yesterday that universities should be able to charge undergraduate students higher tuition fees. Claiming that on average it costs £16,000 a year to educate an Oxford student, Professor Hamilton argued that a system of fees more closely related to the cost of education provided had become necessary. The comments were […]

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