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The campus trade unions at the University of Bath welcome the appointment of our new Vice-Chancellor. After the mismanagement and poor governance of recent years, we look forward to working with Professor White to build confidence and trust in the running of our university.

Staff at Bath have long had little confidence in the university’s management and governance. This appointment offers an opportunity to build a relationship of mutual respect in which the past failures of management can be overcome and we can work together to address concerns over casualisation, workload, stress, pay inequality and the falling value of our pay (pay cuts in real terms).

Our new Vice-Chancellor is coming to a university community which has shown itself to be engaged and actively interested in the running of the university: we hope that he will take the opportunity which this offers.