University food banks are monuments to the obscene pay of vice-chancellors | Kehinde Andrews

The changes VPs have championed at so many universities have drastically increased the cost of studying, condemning many students to poverty

On the same day that news broke that staff at the University of Birmingham are protesting the obscene pay of their vice-chancellor, I opened an email asking for donations to a food bank that my university, Birmingham City, has started for students. This Dickensian contrast in fortunes demonstrates the widening problems of inequality in universities since fees have been introduced.

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