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Donelan wants to tie vice-chancellor pay to apprenticeships

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Conservative Party Conference 2020: Minister wants modern universities offering more degree apprenticeships and technical courses

Vice-chancellors’ salaries at modern universities should be tied to reaching targets around increasing the number of technical qualifications and degree apprenticeships on offer, universities minister Michelle Donelan has said.

Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party virtual conference on 4 September, Donelan said that while the government wanted to tackle “low-quality courses”, it would “much rather that vice-chancellors acted themselves, by shaping their offering to delivering the best outcomes to students”.

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