Category: Working in a University

These are blogs on general issues about working in a university

Reflections on Graduation

My sons graduated this year. As parents, we always encouraged and supported them to study whatever they wanted to. The only thing I ever said was: “I don’t mind what you study so long as it’s not business, management or marketing.” Both paid £9,000 per year for their courses. One attended Leicester, the other Cambridge; one… Read more »

On Managing…

I’ve just done my stint as head of group at a research-intensive university’s management school. It’s been an eye-opener. As you would expect from a bunch of management school academics, in charge of managing a bunch of management school academics, there was a lot of practicing what we preach – restructuring, reimagining workload models and… Read more »