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The University and its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin, recognise and want to respond to the general and specific interest that there may be in vice-chancellors' salaries in UK universities. In addition to reporting his salary in our annual financial statement and salary surveys, we also respond openly and fully to requests for this salary information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Our Vice-Chancellor’s salary is reviewed and set by the University’s Remuneration Committee. This Committee consists of three independent members of the Board of Governors and a co-opted member. The Committee, which meets four times a year, is chaired by the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors.

Professor Baldwin is not a member of the Committee and therefore has no voting rights on this particular committee. While he attends for certain items, he is never present when his salary is discussed.

Professor Baldwin’s salary, as with the majority of staff at the University, is reviewed annually from 1 August. The review includes the pay award agreed nationally for university staff and takes account of affordability for the University and achievement of his objectives. As for all other eligible staff, Professor Baldwin may also receive up to 5% of base salary as a non-consolidated payment for outstanding performance.

In line with the principles of openness and transparency, Professor’s Baldwin’s salary and associated details for the current year and past year, August 2017 to July 2018 and 2016/17 are shown below:

Salary  £217,144  £213,514 
Performance pay  £10,857  £10,560 
Pension contribution or equivalent  £30,920  £35,187 
Total  £258,921  £259,261 

Related information

Annual financial statements for 2016/17

Remuneration Committee (redacted) minutes

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