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Vote of no confidence in vice-chancellor of Open University.

Vote of no confidence in vice-chancellor of Open University.

Academic staff at the Open University have passed a vote of no confidence in their vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks.

Members of the University and College Union are now calling on Mr Horrocks to resign "as soon as possible".

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

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

He went on: "I would like to meet with as many of you as possible in coming weeks, so you can express your concerns and so I can address any misconceptions that some of you believe I have about your teaching."

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