Thursday 3 December 2009

Wikileaks Releases Confidential Report On London Met Scandal

News from my old university (still City of London Polytechnic when I was an undergraduate and London Guildhall University when I was studying my Masters) that is unlikely to make the next edition of the alumni newsletter.

Wikileaks has published online the confidential Melville Enquiry report that has examined the causes of a £36 million over-funding of London Metropolitan University and the subsequent claw-back of that money, which resulted in hundreds of job losses for the front-line staff.

Allegedly, this was due to fraudulent accounting of student numbers by the university.

The report into the fiasco lays the blame squarely on the Board of Governors for failing tp keep the 'dictatorial' Executive Group in check. According to Wikileaks' source, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has asked for the Board to resign.

This story was reported widely in November but the full confidential report was only placed online yesterday.

Hat-tip: Save London Met University

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