London Metropolitan University to pay back �36.5m for false funding claims

LONDON Metropolitan University will begin paying back the �36.5m it falsely claimed for thousands of non-existent students, it emerged this week. The university s vice chancellor, Professor Malcolm Gillies, who took up the role earlier this year, said i

LONDON Metropolitan University will begin paying back the �36.5m it falsely claimed for thousands of non-existent students, it emerged this week.

The university's vice chancellor, Professor Malcolm Gillies, who took up the role earlier this year, said it would begin repayments of �10 million a year in September.

Governors were forced to resign and two senior staff members still face investigation for their role in the scandal in which the university claimed �36.5m for students who had not passed their end-of-year appraisals.

The troubled university has already made 150 members of staff redundant.


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