Male lecturers at the University of Manchester are paid over £6k per year more than females
The report by UCU has been released on International Women’s Day today
The University and College Union (UCU) has released a report today, on International Women’s day calling out the unis that hold down women’s pay.
The University of Manchester is one of the exposed unis, being shamed for its £6,140 average pay gap.
On average, female lecturers receive £76,711 per year, where male pay is considerably higher at an average £82,851. This results in a female lecturers receiving just 92.60% of a male lecturer’s salary.
The information unveiled by UCU shows league tables of the top 30 colleges and universities with the worst gender pay inequalities and highlights the pay gaps.
The data highlights that male lecturers are paid on average £1,000 more than women for doing the exact same jobs.
According to their research, women are paid equally or more than men at only eight unis, whereas at 154 institutions, women are paid less.
SU Women’s Officer, Jess Lishak was astounded by the figures. She told The Tab: “It’s disappointing to see that not only are women underrepresented in the University, making up only 20% of professors and 34% of all academic staff, but that they are also paid less for the same job.
“The University should not only be a better and more equal employer, but they should also be setting an example to their students (who may well go on to be leaders and employers themselves) that regardless of gender there should be equal opportunities and their work should be valued the same.
“Until the university insists on paying it’s women staff the same as their male counterparts, perhaps they should be charging their women students 7.4% less tuition fees as well.”