Who does what at English universities

Lecturers make up the largest group of staff employed at English universities, according to data compiled by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. More than 94,000 people were employed in the role in 2012-13

August 21, 2014

The data released on 6 August suggest that about 14,000 academics were employed as professors and 11,700 as research assistants. Almost 3,400 people held academic leadership roles.

Meanwhile, 78,200 professional and support staff were employed as administrators, secretaries, skilled tradespeople and other service staff. About 28,400 people held non-academic professional positions, such as librarians, and 33,600 worked in associate professional and technical occupations, including marketing staff. A further 8,100 worked as non-academic managers and directors.

English universities employed 135 vice-chancellors, 700 people in institutional strategic leadership positions and 1,700 people in senior management teams.

holly.else@tesglobal.com

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