Here’s the first league table of the season and once again it’s the Complete University Guide which is first out of the stocks this year.
A professor. Who happens to be a horse. Possibly a first.
Yet more unusual degrees, from Dr Who to wine-making.
Time for some more very special honorary graduates to be recognised.
I spent six years working at UEA, home of the HE three letter acronym and have always had a fondness for them, the more pointless and obscure the better. So, what better way to mark the peak Higher Ed conference season than with a pointless quiz on HE acronyms. Some of these are relatively well known and others are more obscure so see how many you can get.
Support for students when they get to university is not worse than that they receive at school, just different.
Everyone’s establishing campuses in that London these days.
Branch campuses are continuing to emerge around the world. But no-one is going to get rich quick.
Universities are using Snapchat. Just not as much as their students.
Time for some all new True Crime on Campus.
Many a commentator has suggested there are lots of parallels between Wolf Hall and Higher Education. There aren’t.
A report on some universities’ experiences of U-Multirank has been published.Its conclusions are pretty underwhelming.
A number of recent reports highlight the value of diversity on governing bodies and at senior levels in companies and universities.
It’s a reminder about the opportunity to purchase the exceptionally interesting book ‘Dangerous Medicine’. Now 10 years, yes 10 years, old.
A commentary on what must be the most outstanding university ranking to date. Genius.
An ambitious plan at Colorado State University involves building a new stadium, right at the heart of the campus.
Ranking the rankings – the top 20 rankings ranked.
More campus security teams than ever are carrying guns. In the US, that is.
The US seems much better than the UK at supporting those who leave the armed forces and then enter higher education. Is there something we could learn from here?
All new True Crime on Campus, the first of 2015.
Is the key to improving teaching really just about spreading the money around? Can a plethora of small initiatives really make a long term difference?
The annual comparison of the length of the grant letter with its predecessors yields very little of interest. Pretty much like the content some have suggested.
Senior common rooms were for staff whereas junior common rooms were for students, usually located in halls of residence or colleges. Having removed a lot of them it looks like universities are trying to build them in again.
The GreenMetric ranking for 2014 produced by UI has just been published and UK universities do rather well. Especially the University of Nottingham…
A dozen thoughts about internal influence in universities. Comprises a bit of a random collection of thoughts on a subject about which the author can claim no special expertise.
The latest in a series of worthy or not so worthy recipients of honorary degrees.
Filling the university leadership knowledge gap: Paul Greatrix looks at a piece from the Chronicle on a leadership development game run each year by the Academic Leadership and Innovation Institute in the US for future academic leaders.
Lots of universities and students’ unions are being seduced by the idea that puppies can help stressed out students relax and overcome exam jitters. Things have moved to the next level now though.
Party time is back in Virginia – if you follow the rules. The University of Virginia has reinstated all of its fraternities, pending their acceptance of a new agreement requiring, among other things, that at least three members be “sober and lucid” at all parties.
Some interesting campus building developments; Paul Greatrix examines the continuing investment by universities in their buildings many of which are seemingly fantasy inspired.