Tag Archives: Queen Margaret University

Mountain adventure delays audience member (Rousse)

There were two routes down the mountain. One was a winding, rocky path. The other was more of a short cut across a steep boulder field. I decided to take my chances with the latter. After just a few paces … Continue reading

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A second PhD (Rousse)

They say that you should never go back, but I still took the job at Queen Margaret University – and embarked on study towards another PhD.

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Project crisis ‘cured’ with spray-on white hair and wedding invitations (Rousse)

Our work was barely progressing from one meeting to the next so we decided that the only course of action open to us now was to bring the project to an end and cut our losses. One of the team … Continue reading

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The chaos of rapid expansion in UK higher education (Rousse)

The expansion of Queen Margaret University’s portfolio of courses was so rapid that its building could not cope with the additional student numbers. Indeed something had gone terribly wrong during the extra construction work and now many of the institution’s … Continue reading

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Unanticipated corrosion of structural steelwork (Rousse)

Even though the swimming pool at Queen Margaret University was only a couple of years old, its metal structure was already rusting.

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1970s disco revives old college campus (Rousse)

With CT and others from her year group I helped organise a disco in the mezzanine above the refectory of Queen Margaret University’s old Corstorphine campus. With songs from the seventies booming out, I knew that we’d all have a … Continue reading

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Enemy of the Principal loses her mind (Rousse)

My class started at 14:00 and it was already 14:05. I still needed to collect the materials from my office. More pressing was the requirement to dress. I couldn’t really turn up to teach wearing just a navy blue towel. … Continue reading

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