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Rock goes to College (patriotically)

Imagine if OfS had the final say over the bands that performed at English universities, and could veto any that did not sing about the glory of the proposed regulatory framework Paul Greatrix examines a very surprising case from India.

Yet More Dumb University Rankings

Paul Greatrix returns to the subject of dumb university rankings, taking in everything from the effect of “dry” campus policies on the crime rate to the proximity to campus of popular cut-price chains of public houses.

Wakey wakey – adulting (and wonk-ing) for beginners

Many universities offer programmes in addition to core curricula to enable students to acquire additional skills and to help them stand out in the employment market place. But what if there were such a course for ‘wonk skills’?

More higher ed summer reading

2017’s edition of the finest selection of higher education summer reads. Featuring ‘BUCS for Schmucks’, ‘Footnoting for fun’, and ‘A month in the country – it really is research not vacation’.

Academic DJs

Some surprising information has emerged about a group of academics who could be mistaken for BBC Radio DJs past and present.

TEF – is it here to stay or a flash in the pan?

Whilst it is unlikely to outlive external examining, will TEF last as long as Audit and HE Review? Or will it have as short a half-life as TQA and Subject Review? Paul Greatrix takes us through a history of quality assurance and assessment in universities.