At a time of great uncertainty – funding pressures, Brexit, a new deal for students – the Ofﬁce for Students (OfS) also published a new regulatory framework, ‘Securing Student Success’, which will add a further layer of complexity to the task of running today’s university. Read the results of our conversations with Council Chairs, Lay Council Members, Vice-Chancellors and Council Secretaries on the challenges ahead, which were wide-ranging and insightful. We hope you ﬁnd what others have said as enlightening as we did.
News of the resignation of Bath University's vice-chancellor has once again put a spotlight on the issue of pay in universities - something that is more complex and nuanced than it might seem at face value. Whilst calls for a review into pay are justified and lavish excesses must be curbed, the vice-chancellor's role has changed considerably. Running a university is a much more complex job now than it was five, or even two years ago.