Son at centre of APU storm will not return

January 29, 1999

The lecturer at the centre of allegations of nepotism at Anglia Polytechnic University will not be returning from sick leave, his trade union has told staff.

Jonathan Jenkins, a lecturer at the business school, was criticised by students and colleagues, who claimed he had been appointed and promoted twice at the behest of his father, Hugh Jenkins, who was dean at the business school.

Earlier this month, the university confirmed that Professor Jenkins would stand down as dean, following a year of investigations by The THES. The university said that Mr Jenkins was officially still on "extended sick leave", but that the university was in negotiations with his union, Natfhe.

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