Students are out wielding placards on campuses this week, aiming to bring attention to wage inequality in universities that a report has labelled “shocking”.

The report, created by the Young Greens and based on data gathered from Freedom of Information requests sent to British universities, shows that university heads are earning an average of 19 times more than the lowest paid university staff, many of whom are not receiving the living wage.

“While students are being saddled with debts, and workers across the country are continuing to struggle on poverty pay, it is galling to see how the heads of our universities continue to line their pockets,” says Charlene Concepcion, co-chair of the London Young Greens.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.