Uni spent £60k on lavish staff Christmas parties in one year alone
And guess who’s footing the bill
Uni bigwigs spent more than £60,000 on swanky parties for staff in the last academic year.
The Tab can also exclusively reveal that top brass splurged a further £679 on Christmas trees and decorations.
The extravagant spending comes to light in the wake of recent embarrassing revelations about university bosses’ use of money.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell claimed a whopping £22,000 on flights expenses in 2013/14. More than half of the sum went on business class seats.
This is despite her earning a salary of £291,000 last year. A wage she defended in an interview, when she said: “I’m paid less than the average”.
One disgruntled first year confronted with the eye watering sums said it was, “Nice to know they’re making good use of our tuition”.
A second year Economics student agreed: “I think it’s shocking that they are spending that much.
“That money should go to something that can benefit everyone.”
However, she felt that the £679 spent on Christmas decorations was justified.
“I think it’s alright actually. I think it’s nice with Christmas decorations”.
The University did not respond The Tab’s requests for comment.