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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

The hippocampus in the room Subscription

1 May 2014 | By

In what she describes as “a major breakthrough”, our Head of Neuroscience, Dr E. G. Loeb, has discovered empirical proof of the recent contention by Professor Thomas Harrison in Times Higher Education…

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’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

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