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Let’s name LOVE

Let’s name LOVE

Is it possible we have become silenced to use the word ‘love’ in the workplace, and especially in formal education settings? It’s as if the English word ‘love’ has become an unacceptable word to use in many workplace contexts, including...
No Brakes

No Brakes

2023: World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year. It’s self-destruction with no brakes. It can no longer be argued otherwise. Very, very soon now, and definitely sooner than most of us want to believe, we will get to the point where our planet will no...
Systems & Snakes

Systems & Snakes

What does a snake eating its own tail signify? Some say it symbolises infinity. We say it symbolises the infinite capacity within higher education institutions to limp on since the mid-20th century without fundamental changes. How would we feel stepping into a...
We All Need A Docking Station

We All Need A Docking Station

Docking is different to simply parking. A connection is made when something docks: whether it is a ship’s hawser tied to the quay or a module locking onto a space station. Docking says you are now in a stable and secure landing place where you can offload,...
Don’t SUPPORT Me – GROW ME

Don’t SUPPORT Me – GROW ME

Support is a word that many people shrink away from. It can suggest ‘You are weak’, ‘Something is lacking in you that needs fixing’. Many students would rather suffer low mental wellbeing than walk through a door where the word...
Mis-Fit?

Mis-Fit?

Often described as the round peg in the square hole. Or worse, the square peg that can’t even get into the round hole. If this is how you feel, then it doesn’t mean that there is something wrong or lacking in you. It’s just that the environment, the...