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No room at the office (Rousse)

I couldn’t fit into my office because it was overrun by PhD students and the keynote speaker of their forthcoming doctoral colloquium (AB).

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Snuggling in the long grass and a popular book (Rousse)

In my response to a question about interview arrangements, XY reached up for my hand and gently pulled me down to join him. Much as I loved him, I thought it an unwise move for us to lie snuggled up … Continue reading

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Victorian television stands enhance bedtime TV viewing experience (Rousse)

My colleague explained that the televisions mounted on Victorian-style stands at waist level in her office allowed for the broadcast of instructional material to students who could watch it from the comfort of their beds. ‘From the comfort of their … Continue reading

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Assignment deadline mix-up (Rousse)

I was proud of my student who advised the stranger on the street of impending assignment submission deadlines. However, I felt that I had to butt in and say that this sort of enquiry should really be routed to the … Continue reading

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Supervising students while sailing (Rousse)

It was a tough call: two honours project students needed attention, but my pals NP and GB had called in to see if I would come out to play. What made it more difficult was that we were all on … Continue reading

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Too few cables and an ancient operating system (Rousse)

I was happy to share an office with GW, but we really needed to do something about the IT facilities in our new room. We didn’t have enough cables to provide power to all our computer monitors, and those few … Continue reading

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Lucinda Legerwood awarded PhD (Rousse)

BB hosted the viva in his office, HR chaired it, and the candidate – Lucinda Legerwood of BBC Apprentice fame – engaged in conversation with the female external examiner in Wolverhampton by Skype. I was on the beach when I … Continue reading

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