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Vice-Chancellor of Bath University criticised over £500k salary

The Vice-Chancellor of Bath University has been criticised in the House of Lords for setting an "example of greed"

Dame Glynis Breakwell earns almost £500,000 in pay and perks in her role.

Speaking in a debate on public sector pay, the former education minister Lord Adonis called on the government to intervene to cut the salaries paid to vice chancellors.

The salary and conditions of service of our Vice-Chancellor are independently determined by the Remuneration Committee of our University Council and are comparable with that of long-standing Vice-Chancellors in other successful universities. The increase reported in the 2015-16 accounts reflects her excellent track record and the confidence placed in her leadership of the senior team and the wider University community.

– Bath University


Prince Harry joins injured servicemen at Invictus Games try outs

The Prince meets wheelchair tennis players Credit: ITV West Country

Prince Harry joined injured servicemen, women and veterans as they competed for places on the UK's Invictus Games team.

The athletes have been training hard for the three-day trials which could earn them selection for the Games - now just 100 days away.

Credit: ITV West Country

Harry has been the driving force behind the Games, first staged in the UK in 2014. They aim to challenge wounded, sick or injured service personnel, and those who have left the Armed Forces, to strive for sporting excellence.

Prince Harry visits athletes on the track Credit: ITV West Country

The trials at the University of Bath Sports Training Village will select the UK's team for the upcoming game, held in Orlando in May.

They're are being run by Help for Heroes with support from the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion. Hopeful participants will compete across 10 sports for one of the 100 places available on the UK team.

Prince Harry visits athletes on the track Credit: ITV West Country

Bath athlete gets his Masters degree

Olympic hurdler Lawrence Clarke, who finished fourth in the London 2012 Olympic Games 110m Hurdles Final, has graduated with an Msc in Management from the University of Bath at the City's Assembly Rooms.

Bath only non-Oxbridge university to be full before clearing

Thousands are getting their A-level results today. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Bath University says a rise in students applying means it is already full this year, and won't be taking on students through clearing.

The university says more students have opted to have Bath as their first choice.

Thousands of pupils are opening their results today, and those who are disappointed may be relying on clearing to secure a place at university.

Bath is the only university other than Oxford and Cambridge to be full already.


Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds visits Bath University

The swimmer has an honorary degree from Bath University

Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds will be at the University of Bath's sports training village today.

She's an honorary member of the university, and will be holding a master-class promoting an inclusive volunteering scheme for young people, both disabled and non-disabled.

It's part of an event launching the results of research into how volunteering for disabled people can boost social skills and increase confidence.

England netball match against South Africa a sell-out

England's international netball match against South Africa at Bath's Sporting Village is a sell-out. Five members from Team Bath will be playing today.

I can’t wait for it to start. It will be good to put our training into action on the court.

Bath is my home and the crowd here is fantastic. That makes it really special.

The crowd are close to the court and that gives it a great atmosphere. It’s always an honour to captain your country.”

– Pamela Cookey, England captain and Team Bath player

It will be good to get back out there in England colours. Everyone has been training hard and the intensity is good, but we’re all pretty relaxed.

Most of the squad have had some experience of playing in Bath during their careers, so we love playing in front of the amazing crowd here.”

– Serena Guthrie, Team Bath midcourter

The mood in the camp is absolutely fantastic. South Africa are the sort of team that keep you honest, so if you don’t play well they’ll capitalise on it. We want to win it and we want to win it convincingly. We’ll be trying to put out four consistent quarters over three matches.

– Stacey Francis, Defender
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