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Exciting Holiday Higher Ed Quiz

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.

The Tea Fund Has Been Closed

Wonkhe University construction

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.

Globally green

Wonkhe Green Metric world university ranking

The GreenMetric ranking for 2014 produced by UI has just been published and UK universities do rather well. Especially the University of Nottingham…

Playing at University Leadership

Take selfies in gowns!

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.

Beyond puppy rooms

Wonkhe Dog

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.

The new party rules

Frat house

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.

New Year, New Campus?

wonkhe china university

Some interesting campus building developments; Paul Greatrix examines the continuing investment by universities in their buildings many of which are seemingly fantasy inspired.