THE VICE CHANCELLORS AND REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
Back in August Salford University lecturer, Gary Duke, was sacked for `bringing the University into disrepute' after producing a spoof `Vice Consul's Newsletter'.
Gary, a trade union rep, had been leading the fight against course closures and over 100 job losses announced by the University. He brought out a few issues of the satirical newsletter sending up the bosses. Unfortunately, Adrian Graves, the Registrar, and Vice Chancellors, Michael Harloe (who has since retired, although he's still haunting the Salford's regeneration body) and new-in-post Martin Hall didn't see the funny side.
Gary was dragged before a disciplinary hearing and sacked for "gross misconduct" and "bringing the University into disrepute". Many believed that the University had brought itself into disrepute by the way it treated Gary Duke and its loyal, now redundant, staff.
With all the sense of humour of the bastard offspring of Kenny Dalglish mated with a tennis racquet, the University of Salford is well deserving of this MARY.
Ladies and Gentlemen. Put on your red noses and pull your tongues out at the JESTERS OF THE YEAR…
THE VICE CHANCELLORS AND REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
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