Peter Mathieson receives knighthood

University of Edinburgh Principal and Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson received a knighthood for his service in higher education. The award was listed in King Charles III’s first New Year Honours list, published on 30 December. His knighthood was one of three awarded in Scotland, recognising his ongoing leadership of the University of Edinburgh, his earlier career […]


Mathieson’s pay is a sign of wider systemic problems

The early months of 2018 will be memorable at the University of Edinburgh for two reasons: the appointment of Principal Peter Mathieson and the staff strikes for pension security. The new principal’s whopping salary of £342,000 per year comes at a stark contrast to those of the underpaid, undervalued staff that keep the university running. […]