My own VC told us in a public meeting that she'd refuse a pay rise this year, but still took home an extra £7000, handily negating the inflation rate. But she's a model of propriety compared with the rather immodest antics of another VC according to the Guardian:
"Who is the university vice-chancellor whose contribution to the new austerity is to buy a third Range Rover," asked my colleague Mike White last week, setting the hounds a chasin'. "Their number plates are PhD 1, PhD 2 and, yes, PhD 3." This is the sort of challenge readers can't resist, so in came the emails. Dr David Grant, vice-chancellor of Cardiff University, they said: have a word with him. We tried, but his spokeswoman said: "The university has no comment regarding the vice-chancellor's private vehicle." She didn't say which vehicle. Does he own all three?Grant takes home around £250,000 per year.