Queen's has largest gender pay gap in UK top 24 universities

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By Maria McCann

Male professors in Queen's University are earning on average £10,000 more than their females colleagues.

That's according to figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

The campus in Belfast has the highest gender pay gap out of the UK's top 24 universities, known as the Russell Group.

Senior academic women at the institution earned on average £69,910 last year while men brought home £81,708, leaving a gap of £11,798.

A spokesperson at QUB said: "Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading institutions in the UK for tackling the unequal representation of women in higher education, and is committed to improving the careers of academic women as evidenced by our success in the Athena SWAN awards.


"Queen’s recognises that there is more work to be done to promote gender equality, including the gender pay gap, and is taking positive steps to address these issues. The University has carried out a Professorial Gender Pay Gap review and is developing a holistic action plan, in consultation with the Professoriate, to address the gap.


"We continue to work closely with the Queen’s Gender Initiative (QGI) to positively support the career development of all women in the University.’


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