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Double or quits Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

“It’s an extraordinarily exciting time for all those with a deep intellectual interest in the philosophy of branding.”

New name for ‘Bottom Russellers’ Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Our Deputy Head of Brand Management, Georgina Edsel, has joined the national search for a new name for those low-ranking members of the Russell Group

Bottom Russellers unite! Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

In an extraordinary intervention, one of our leading radical academics, Ted Odgers of the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, has leapt to the defence of those lesser members of the Russell Group…

Bouncing back Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

One of our university’s leading physicists, Dr Helen Robards, has entered the debate about student loan repayments

Truly, madly, deeply Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

At last week’s meeting of the University Marketing and Branding Committee, concern was expressed at the overuse of certain positive terms in the university’s publicity material

Save Willetts – new campaign Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

Persistent rumours that David Willetts, the universities and science minister, might soon lose his present post have prompted Professor Doug Gunter of our Politics Department to set up a “Save Dave” campaign

Smile...you’re on NSS Subscription

13 March 2014 | By

We have endeavoured over the past few weeks to provide guidelines for all those academic members of staff who wish to influence the results of the current National Student Survey

You make me feel brand new Subscription

6 March 2014 | By

Editor’s Note: In some weeks, changes in higher education are of sufficient moment to warrant extended treatment. We are happy to devote this entire edition of The Poppletonian to just such a development

Forever blowing bubbles Subscription

27 February 2014 | By

“With some people, it’s moan, moan, moan.” That was how Professor D. W. Stout of our Department of Forensic Murder responded to the news from…

Use and abuse of abuse Subscription

20 February 2014 | By

Following the news that an English lecturer from the University of Nottingham has apologised for describing a third-year student as an “idiot”…

Into profit Subscription

13 February 2014 | By

“It’s time we abandoned the tired old shibboleth that there is something wrong with people making fat profits out of higher education.”

A rose is a rose is a rose Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

Once again, serious conflict has broken out on campus over our university’s proposed submissions to the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

More managers please! Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

“It’s only five new chairs. Only one more than the University of York.” That was how Janet Fluellen, our Director of Curriculum Development, responded to suggestions…

Damn lies and prospectuses Subscription

23 January 2014 | By

“You’re not suggesting that I deliberately colluded in a falsehood?” That was how Angela Topping, our Deputy Head of Prospectus Management, responded to…

Mind your own FoI business! Subscription

16 January 2014 | By

Shocking new statistics reveal that our university leads the field in the number of times it has refused to answer Freedom of Information requests

An apology and a New Year’s resolution! Subscription

9 January 2014 | By

Over the decades, The Poppletonian has kept its readers up to date with all the major happenings within our own university and within the wider world of higher education

A New Year message from your vice-chancellor Subscription

2 January 2014 | By

You know, people often tap on the window of my limousine and ask if I can spare them a bob or two from my enormous salary

Form 2B Subscription

19 December 2013 | By

Academic Xmas Party Risk Assessment

God bless us, every one Subscription

12 December 2013 | By

There was no need to go all the way to Lapland if you wanted to meet Father Christmas this week

Alternative economics Subscription

5 December 2013 | By

The Head of our Economics Department, Professor Patrick Freedperson, has vigorously defended the present government’s implementation of the student loan scheme

Never having to say sorry Subscription

28 November 2013 | By

Should our university be ashamed because it occupies such a lowly rank in the current list of UK universities?

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