Blog entries posted during 2015


New traditions have to start somewhere

11/3/2015 by:

I now have an almost Pavlovian response on long haul flights. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with fluffy meringue. After I sort out my inbox and have a bite to eat, I find myself writing another ‘Big Picture’ blog entry. This one might just...

Above and beyond the call...

8/18/2015 by:

Another plane journey, another blog. I'm on a flight to Singapore, where a flurry of activity including a State dinner with President Tan and the announcement of a strategic partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University await me. Sunday wa...

Halfway through the year...

6/26/2015 by:

The year has turned its corner, the days are getting longer and midwinter has passed. It's pretty easy for me to type that, sitting as I am in Singapore in 32 degrees of sunshine (with 65% humidity though - it's not all a bed of roses). I'm offsho...

In other news...

5/13/2015 by:

While yesterday's blog post touched on some hypothetical self-defeating strategies we might employ to simply rise higher in the rankings - more money/ fewer students (not on our watch) - today's is reserved for more immediate matters. Specifically...

Takers, sometimes makers

5/12/2015 by:

In the throes of the political debate on fee deregulation (12 months old with this budget tonight) I often found myself thinking about whether we were just legislation takers, or could we be influencers, makers. Little has happened to change my vi...

A week is a long time in politics

3/20/2015 by:

Spoiler alert - (overly) very detailed political blog follows... They say a week is a long time in politics and they're not wrong. We have seen decisions, revisions, reversals and new submissions in a flurry of higher education-related high stakes...

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