• Tuesday, May 24, 2022


BBC investigation finds ethnic minority academics earn less than white colleagues

Meenakshi Sarkar

By: Sarwar Alam

Academics from an ethnic minority background tend to earn less than their white colleagues at UK universities, according to a BBC research unveiled Friday. The research involved freedom of information (FOI) requests to all 24 universities in the Russell Group of highly-selective, research-based universities of the country, out of which 22 responded. It found that black and ethnic minority and Arab academics at the UK’s top universities earn an average 26 per cent less than their white colleagues. And female academics fare even worse, with an ethnicity pay gap on top of the gender pay gap. “I feel like everyone…

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