Author Archives: Dissenter

Happy New Deja-vu

How’s this for management speak: Domains are intended to personalise careers, by creating a flexible matrix of possibilities that aid both staff and their managers navigate through some of the traditional career tensions encountered in academic life to support and … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

One thing you can say about Kingston, the chaos and obscuration are consistent. The recent nonsense from the VC about “personalising” careers (how can they be anything but personal?), yet another structural review in the offing, no clarity on the … Continue reading

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The Merry Knives of Windsor: A Seasonal Tale for Xmas

‘Twas a cold Winter’s day in November, in a House in Olde Kingstone Towne. Ye old King Steven (for it was he) lounged on his shiny new office sofa and surveyed what was left of his rapidly diminishing Kingdom. He … Continue reading

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Reader’s verse 2

The following fully transferable song can be sung about any SMT member simply by substituting names au choix (“Wilks, huh,” etc.). It should be enjoyed to the driving rhythms of Edwin Starr’s ‘War’. Spier, huh, yeah What is he good … Continue reading

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Reader’s verse

The V-C’s Sofa. by Muckraker Steven had an office sofa, Which he didn’t like, He called in all his Admin Team, ‘Get it out my sight!’ A brand new one was ordered, No questions asked on price, Now he has … Continue reading

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KU Clerihew 9

Stephen Spier For some reason he’s still here How does the emperor with no clothes Remain? Fuck knows

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