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Chichester is near top of equal pay survey

A recent survey on academic salaries by the University and College Union revealed that female academics working at new universities are likely to get a fairer deal on pay than those in the old, ‘Russell Group’ universities.



The survey, published earlier this month in the Times Higher Education Supplement, showed that of the 30 universities with the narrowest pay gaps between men and women, 27 are post-92 institutions.



Pay gaps by institution range from 0.3 per cent through to 30.3 per cent. A third of universities have a pay gap of more than 15 per cent, with the gender pay gap at Russell Group universities averaging 18.6 per cent.



The University of Chichester ranks 10th in the survey (out of 121 Higher Education institutions) with a pay gap of 2.6 per cent. Chichester’s excellent position in the survey is attributed to its open recruitment policy and its commitment to supporting all staff in their personal and career development. It is expected that the gap between male and female pay will continue to narrow following the University’s implementation of the pay framework agreement in August 2006.