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The University and its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Stanton, 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 Stanton is not a member of the Committee and therefore has no voting rights on this particular committee. While she attends for certain items, she is never present when her salary is discussed.

Professor Stanton’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 Stanton 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 Stanton’s salary and associated details for the current year and past year, August 2018 to July 2019 and 2017/18 are shown below:

Salary £221,487 £217,144
Performance pay £11,075 £10,857
Pension contribution or equivalent £32,075 £30,920
Total £264,637 £258,921

Related information

Annual financial statements for 2017/18

Remuneration Committee (redacted) minutes

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