White males are clinging on to the best paid jobs in universities, while equality initiatives are struggling to gain ground, according to a study by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).
Data collected last academic year by the ECU, a charity that advises
universities on diversity issues, suggests that 78.3% of professors are
men, while only 4% of black academic staff are professors.
“Universities need to be focusing on specific areas of action if we
are going to transform the culture of higher education into one that is
fair, inclusive, and offers the same chances to everyone,” said David
Ruebain, chief executive of ECU.