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Sir Christopher Snowden vs University of Surrey

Let us “refocus on current strengths”. Perhaps we were somewhat unfocused but nevertheless strong, currently that is. Or perhaps we can “reduce” our current strengths (“staff”) to gain a more viable “student-to-staff” ratio. 567 more words


Thank you Dame Marina Warner for sharing the lesson

I recommend, if you haven’t done so already, to read Marina’s new article in the London Review of Books – Learning My Lesson (also available as a podcast if you prefer). 176 more words


Plymouth University President urges universities to embrace innovation & distinctiveness

To mark the upcoming UK Higher Education Regulation Forum taking place in the UK on the 19-20 May, we spoke to the President of Plymouth University, Professor Wendy Purcell about the challenges facing the higher education industry in the UK. 445 more words

Education & Skilling

A visit to the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Last week I visited colleagues that continue to work at my former department. I and others had our affiliations severed following the restructuring of SBCS in 2012. 1,017 more words



‘Good morning everyone. My name is Terry Connor and I am the University’s new Head of Marketing, tasked by Professor Flute to spice up Open Days, improve recruitment and admissions procedures and generally make sure we hit those targets for next year and get those all important student fees. 406 more words

Higher Education

New facet of scientific illiteracy

In Mexico, bean-counting is also referred to as puntitis (Jorge Quevedo) or cuentachilismo (Marcelino Cereijido). My local colleague and celebrated author… 540 more words