Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mind you ...

... there is always a chance of a new start here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. The semiotics of the logo, the horns, perhaps, of a bull, suggest both 'bull' as it is commonly used in American English (a point emphasised by the university's acronym, UBS, or, as it might be, Utter Bull Shit) and the merest hint in the direction of an ox as in Ox-ford, a ruse to trap the unwary prospective student, perhaps. The language of their pitch is a little wanting in the current jargon of 'targets', 'learner outcomes', 'grade-related criteria' and so on but their worst fault, surely, is the omission of the obligatory full-colour photograph of the vice-chancellor, suitably shiny-suited and with a grin that would serve any lighthouse threatened with a power cut. Thanks for drawing our attention this outstanding establishment.

The Plump said...

the omission of the obligatory full-colour photograph of the vice-chancellor, suitably shiny-suited and with a grin that would serve any lighthouse threatened with a power cut.

Follow the links on the sidebar. Notably, 'meet the board'. You will not be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

I did as you suggest but that example of slightly fey hippiness struck me as a tad dated. The examples of the 'uberlord academicus' I've come across are less hirsute and more nastily suave; and they ALL wear shiny suits. The headmaster in 'If' is about right as a paradigm. Unfortunately, unlike him, the present lot do not get a service revolver bullet between the eyes.

mikeovswinton said...

Sorry Pete, this spoof is way off. Graduate teaching assistants at a former poly? Now if it was a spoof of a certain Russell Group university you might be talking...... and I think you know where I mean. PS Are you at the match Sunday? The curry dives have been scouted BTW