The precariousness of part-timers

More than half of part‑time academic staff are on fixed-term contracts, compared with only a quarter of those who work full-time, a new report has revealed

November 27, 2014

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Only 28,000, or 44 per cent, of higher education’s 63,000 part‑time academics had permanent contracts in the 2012-13 academic year. By contrast 92,000, or 75 per cent, of the 123,000 academics working full-time in higher education held permanent positions, according to the Equality Challenge Unit’s annual Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Report 2014.

The report, published on 18 November, revealed that 80 per cent of part-time and 88 per cent of full-time support staff had permanent contracts.

holly.else@tesglobal.com

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