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Yet another really dumb league table

The Registrarism blog has been with Wonkhe for one whole year now. Which seems like a good excuse for yet another dumb league table.
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

Happy Wonkhe birthday to me!

Registrarism turns 1 on Wonkhe this week and therefore it must be time for yet another really dumb league table.

Birthday cupcake on silver paper, with one candle, and sprinkles.

It’s been a year now since I joined Wonkhe and what a fun 12 months it has been. Being involved in the Wonkhe family and playing a small part in the growth and development of what is now a distinctive part of the UK higher education landscape has been a real privilege.
So, what I have I managed during this time? Not quite as much as I had hoped but I have averaged about one and half posts a week (I was aiming at two) and skilfully avoided being named either as powerful or influential in those lists of important people.
So, I can hear you ask, what are your most read posts from the last year? I’m glad you raised that one. Given the prevalence of league table commentary here I feel it only proper that I give you a top 10 of the most read Registrarism blog posts of the last 12 months:
  1. Times and Sunday Times 2015 University League Table Top Placings
  2. Times and Sunday Times 2016 ranking
  3. Get back below stairs
  4. The Ultimate Ranking of University Rankings
  5. Speaking freely: the best university ranking ever
  6. Apocalypse now?
  7. Academic standards: back to the future
  8. 10 awkward things about the Scottish HE Governance Bill
  9. A big governance challenge
  10. Now out: THE World University Rankings 2015-16
Reassuringly only half are league table related. I do try to do other things too. And sadly no space for one of my favourite posts of the last year – a really daft ranking of West Wing characters
Anyway, thank you for reading and I do hope to deliver more and better in the year ahead here on Wonkhe.

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