Brexit poses a particular challenge to Scottish universities given the particular importance of EU funding, EU students and EU staff.
Whatever you are doing this academic year I wish you all the very best. Happy New Year!
My personal reflections on choosing to study a PhD.
League tables are most commonly associated with football. Everyone knows that the team who wins the most games goes up the league table. The team who finishes top at the end of the season our the league champions. Having won the league the champions may secure promotion to a higher league or entry to other competitionsContinue reading “Do league tables matter?”
Please don’t email me Every semester when I start my undergraduate teaching I begin by setting the ground rules. Things like the importance of attendance, the need for extensive reading and so on. All what I would expect is fairly standard stuff. However, one area where I seem to differ from many academics is inContinue reading “Why I don’t like email”
Last week I had the privilege of going to the QMU graduation ceremony. This is always a highlight of the year for me but this year was quite unique due to the presence of Susan Boyle who received an honorary degree. This was publicised across the world (see The Jamaica Observer and The Washington Post) and generatedContinue reading “Graduation 2012”