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I know what you read last summer: HE book advice

Registrarism has some belated summer reading suggestions for higher education, including 'The RAB Charge for Dummies' and 'Us and USS: One big happy pension family'.
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

The Guardian recently published a disappointingly limited list of campus novels for students returning to college.beyond-5

Now every summer we get the lists of great summer reading suggestions from the broadsheets and even Times Higher Education (to which I may have been a contributor) provided a selection.

So, in highly belated fashion, I thought I would share with you a handy list of the #HigherEd books you SHOULD have read this summer.

Here we go:

  • Getting titters on Twitter or how to craft the perfectly droll 140 character epigram – a primer for senior university managers
  • The RAB Charge for Dummies
  • The Poppletonian – 75 glorious years
  • Dalmatians 101: setting up puppy rooms in student services
  • Getting AHEAD (Advanced Higher Education Acronym Development)
  • How to be a serious academic and a professional instagrammer
  • How to be a serious academic and not a professional instagrammer
  • Leading from afar: the importance of a warm climate for summer networking
  • Levelling the playing field- a spotter’s guide to motorised grass rollers
  • Bond on Bond: the definitive guide to borrowing billions for university finance directors
  • Almost out of office – a guide to minimising tedious summer email for academics
  • The place of the mace – identifying graduation paraphernalia
  • Writing for the Buzzfeed generation – 13 tips that will blow your mind for REF2021 impact
  • UKRI or I cry, Hef-see or Hef-key? The definitive sector agency pronunciation guide
  • How to dig “digs”: Understanding contemporary trends in student accommodation
  • beyond-3Calendars which aren’t calendars – the complete guide to historic university publications
  • True Grime on Campus- the world’s best academic graffiti
  • Us and USS: One big happy pension family
  • Down with the kids – a guide to student engagement for the reluctant professor
  • Registrars and their registers
  • It Ain’t Half Hot Mum – cross-cultural sensitivities in setting up campuses overseas
  • Dons, boffins and masterminds: an academic thesaurus
  • An Introduction to Corbynism for Vice-Chancellors
  • Learning gains – teaching for profit

It’s about time you caught up, isn’t it?

Let me know if there are any I’ve missed.

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5 responses to “I know what you read last summer: HE book advice

  1. Surely you’ve missed out the key text “How to thrive in the ‘back offices’, tales of professional services staff”

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