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Open University Vice Chancellor resigns.

Open University Vice Chancellor resigns.

Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks has resigned after a vote of no confidence by academic staff.

He said he was "ready to move on" but added the OU faced "a scale of challenge that is unprecedented".

The university, which has suffered a collapse in student numbers, aims to save £100m from its £420m annual budget by cutting courses and staff.

Mr Horrocks had angered staff by saying academics "get away with not teaching" and the cuts were "reprioritising".

He later apologised, saying: "I sincerely regret that my careless language caused offence or hurt."

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