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Might your vice-chancellor be next to go? Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

In view of the mounting concern about the number of vice-chancellors leaving their posts – vacancies currently exist at Durham, Southampton, Buckingham, Bristol and The Open University

Shock call by Poppleton don Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

In an exclusive interview with our reporter, Keith Ponting (30), Professor Gordon Lapping of the Department of Media and Cultural Studies has spoken frankly about the need for academics to “stand up and be counted”

HR Restructuring Conference Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Hello everyone in Human Resources. It’s your Head of HR, Louise Bimpson, now happily ensconced at the University College of Catterick together with two thousand fellow university human resource managers. Quite a crowd!

Brands 'R Us Conference Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Hi. Georgina Edsel here! Your very own Head of Branding. Greetings from the University of Uttoxeter and the Annual Conference of Senior University Branding Managers

Rectifying the Gender Imbalance: Beyond the Glass Ceiling Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Hello Women’s Studies from your Head of Department! Yes, here I am at the University College of Tadcaster for this year’s Beyond the Glass Ceiling Conference

Subject: Leadership Conference Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Hello Maureen. Professor Lapping here. Greetings from Keele. Yes, I finally got to the leadership conference despite going the wrong way up the M6…

No sex please – we’re monetarists Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Suggestions that economists at our university might have been among those who offered or accepted sex in order to secure co-authorship credits have been described as “mere gossip” by our Head of Economics, Professor D. B. Ruckgang

Poppleton rises to ‘challenge of irony’ Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Our Director of Corporate Affairs, Jamie Targett, has warmly welcomed the latest addition to our ever-expanding management team

Your doctorate’s been doctored Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

In a shock move, the governors of our university have revoked the honorary doctorate that was bestowed upon the minister for science and universities, David Willetts, shortly after his accession to the post in May 2010

Help the medicine go down Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Our Head of Zodiac Studies, Professor Mike Draco, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Greg Clark as the new minister for universities and science

He’s got an analogy! Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

“A Daniel come to judgement.” That was how Jamie Targett, our Director of Corporate Affairs, responded to the recent declaration by David Browne…

Beware uppity students, warns Jamie Targett Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

“Students have a place at Poppleton. But that place is not at the top table.”

Silver linings workbook Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Our ever-cheery Head of Public Relations, Gail Topping, has expressed concern about the “veritable flood” of pessimistic metaphors employed by the vice-chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University during an event on university finances

Turing party? Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

In what he described as “a major research breakthrough”, our Head of Computer Science, Professor L. E. D. Scart, has raised serious doubts about our vice-chancellor

Vice-chancellors speak out! Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Our vice-chancellor has vigorously rebutted the suggestion that vice-chancellors have failed to speak out on higher education policy

One good thing after another Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

“Good things are here to stay!” That was how our Deputy Head of Student Experience responded to the recent declaration by David Willetts that the dramatic increase in the number of student complaints and academic appeals in 2012-13 was a “good thing”

Tower of Babel shock Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

In an exclusive interview, the architect of the Tower of Babel has cast doubt on the recent claim by David Willetts that by the year 2050 people will no longer be talking about the fiasco of his student loans policy

The only way is Essex Subscription

29 May 2014 | By

Christine Hovis, our Deputy Head of Corporate Branding, has expressed her professional admiration for the latest branding initiatives being undertaken by the University of Essex

Somebody stole my sit-in Subscription

22 May 2014 | By

“Frankly, it’s common theft.” That was the reaction of our Head of Economics to the news that Edinburgh Napier University will have dogs sitting in when conducting interviews for its veterinary schools

Infestation fears grow Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

“It’s an architectural leap in the dark, but we can only hope that it does something to contain the problem and reduce any serious spillage.”

Horses for courses Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Details of a vacancy at Warwickshire College have triggered a major curriculum controversy

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