Vice Chancellor Dame Glynis Breakwell has just announced her resignation and notice of 18 months after 17 years in the role. The news comes after recent backlash surrounding her salary, as the highest paid Vice Chancellor in the country; including a debate held by the SU over a vote of no confidence today and a protest planned for later this weak.
In a University-wide email, the VC stated, “since 2001 the University has changed dramatically. It has almost tripled in size and is now among the top universities in the UK. It has had many great achievements in its first 51 years and it will go on to be even greater. Over the next few months, I hope to have occasions to thank the many friends and colleagues who have made this possible during my time here.”
The VC will stop residing at Landsdown Crescent in August 2018 and a car loan (currently valued at £31,489) will be written off at the end of her employment. She will take a sabbatical until the end of February 2019, in order to further her academic research. “This timeframe will enable an orderly transition as the University prepares to start the search for a new Vice-Chancellor” read the statement circulated around the University.