HRrevolution in UK universities
Personnel management in the UK’s universities has been transformed by more part-time courses and the rising number of mature students.
Vice-chancellor of the University of Glasgow Sir Graeme Davies told 150 HR staff at universities across the country that a third of students are now part time and 54 per cent are mature, aged 21 and over.
“The HR impact of this is immense with more remote learning, more evening and weekend courses and the need to employ people who will work different, unusual hours.”
Chairman of the UPA and personnel manager at York University Ged Murray warned that continuing chronic underfunding in higher education has caused major recruitment problems.