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UCU calls for Imperial president to resign after she admits bullying

Image: Imperial College London

Universities must ‘lead from the top and create a culture of mutual respect’, says union

The UK’s largest academic union is calling for the resignation of the president of Imperial College London after she admitted to bullying a member of staff at the institution.

In a message sent to staff at the college on 14 December, and published alongside a statement by Imperial the same day, Alice Gast (pictured) said she was “sorry that, at times, I made some senior staff feel unappreciated and left out” and was “very sorry that I bullied someone”.

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