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

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:50 05 October 2010

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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