Category Archives: General

KU’s Gold Commander keeps it Bronze

All staff and students will be overjoyed to hear that Professor Fixit is on the case. Kingston’s self-described ‘Gold Commander’, AKA the VC, has been busily meeting his crack Leadership Team to try to fix the Covid emergency and ensure … Continue reading

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Kingston fiddles while reputation burns

As the old saying goes in SEC, there are lies, damn lies, and KU statistics. As far as the V.C. is concerned, one of the big issues KU faces at the beginning of each new academic year is how to … Continue reading

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All is not going to (strategic) plan

‘Our success is dependent on our dedication and commitment to our priorities and our enthusiasm in delivery for our students’. There has been a ‘rapid transformation’ of our academic and financial performance to date, which ‘paves our way to being … Continue reading

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KU’s Promiscuous Profs Problem

After years of neglect, Kingston University has recently been trying to improve its very poor record on BAME targets. The VC has been telling his long-suffering Silver Commanders and the Governors and just about anybody else who can tolerate him … Continue reading

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Keeping the ‘U’ in KU: An interim appraisal

How has the KU senior leadership coped with the Covid virus emergency since last March? Dissenter has deliberately kept quiet over the last few months in order to give managers fair space and to see whether they would perform and … Continue reading

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Suffering for Art

The pain we all feel Extraordinary times. Unprecedented times. Strange times. Kingston School of Art is breaking up it seems. Jo Addison, acting head of fine art, works alongside Lucy Renton, acting head of architecture. They both work for Mandy … Continue reading

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