By not very popular demand: it’s the top Registrarism posts of 2013

Well, it’s been a busy old year.

Following the incredibly innovative post pretty similar to this last year I thought I would repeat this highly efficient means of listing previous postings. Yes, it’s the list of the most viewed Registrarism posts of 2012 2013! Here we go then…it’s rankings, rankings, China, rankings, MOOCs, my book, true crime, hobbits, leadership puppies, rankings and yet more rankings.

Let’s hope there’s a bit less league table enthusiasm next year. Unlikely though, which possibly explains why this blog continues to avoid the epithet ‘award-winning’.

Home page / Archives 17,887
Sunday Times 2013 University League Table Top 20 11,789
The Times: 2013 University League Table 5,322
The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide League Tables 2012-13 3,657
Times and Sunday Times 2014 University League Table Top 20 Placings 3,261
UK HE in China 2,125
Sunday Times 2012 University League Table 1,595
2014 Complete University Guide League Table 1,540
2013 Complete University Guide League Table 1,310
About Registrarism 1,290
Another World Ranking: High Impact Universities 1,246
The Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide League Tables 2012-13 1,215
Guardian League Table 2013: Ups and downs 1,148
The Times: 2012 University League Table 1,045
Why MOOCs won’t kill universities 1,029
THE World University Rankings 2013 696
Ranking in Latin America 681
Dangerous Medicine on Kindle 586
The Times: 2011 University League Table 563
True Crime on Campus §26: Best of 2012 537
RAE 2008: Results and rankings 487
Hobbit talk 485
Sustainability charts: UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2012 482
The Imperfect University: what do we know about HE leadership? 469
THE World University Rankings 2012 421
New Guardian 2010 UK University League Table 389
Exam stress? Head for the puppy room 371
What about a university professional services NOOC? 356
Daft University Traditions 328
The Imperfect University: Free Information? 328
 

This post also signals a brief hiatus for the holiday period. Back with more tip top higher education posts in the new year. In the meantime, here’s a picture of some cure puppies:

puppies

Oh dear, it’s the top Registrarism posts of 2012

Possibly the least requested best of 2012 list

Given that everyone does this kind of thing at this time of year I thought I would join in this highly efficient means of listing previous postings. Yes, it’s the list of the most viewed Registrarism posts of 2012! Here we go then…it’s rankings, rankings, guns, pets, MOOCs, governance, rankings and yet more rankings all the way.

The Times: 2013 University League Table 22,674 views
Sunday Times 2012 University League Table 12,628
The Times: 2012 University League Table 10,654
Sunday Times 2013 University League Table Top 20 9,624
Ranking in Latin America 4,133
Pet Soundings 3,157
The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide League Tables 2011-12 3,085
The Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide League Tables 2012-13 2,274
2013 Complete University Guide League Table 2,166
Another World Ranking: High Impact Universities 2,113
More Guns on Campuses 1,817
LSE and Libya: The Woolf Inquiry 1,758
MOOCS: 12 Reasons for universities not to panic 1,591
The four UK University League Tables of 2011 1,545

Let’s hope there’s a bit more variety in 2013.

Searching for another dumb ranking

A rather self-referential ranking this time – a league table of searches

Please do excuse the self-indulgence. Top 20 searches on Registrarism over the past 12 months. Am slightly disturbed that birds, spiders and bagpipes figure quite so prominently. Probably the most pointless ranking around. Or maybe not.

Search Views
latin america 3,432
university league tables 3,251
plagiarism 2,797
magnifying glass 2,736
sunday times university guide 2012 2,411
university league tables 2011 1,776
university league tables 2012 1,675
pigeon 1,346
tarantula 1,274
america 821
tarantula spider 756
sunday times university league tables 2012 712
bagpipes 674
high impact universities 660
registrarism 630
globe 555
times university ranking 2012 537
the sunday times university guide 2012 507
times league table 2011 495
university of surrey 487

Apologies again for the froth. It is Friday. The good news is that a new, rather more serious, thread starts next week. More to follow.

New Guardian Higher Education Network

New online Guardian HE offering

The Guardian has just launched its new Guardian HE Network, which looks rather nice:

it’s an online space where higher education professionals can talk to one other, get advice and insight from peers and industry experts and grapple with the challenges that face the whole sector.

With so many changes and challenges facing the sector and its workforce, we feel this is the perfect time to create a place where HE professionals can share their experiences, ideas and even horror stories. We’ve started the ball rolling here with an anonymous blog exposing the less glamorous aspects of international officer’s role – the first in our series of ‘confessions of a…’

There’s lots of really good stuff in here and hope it will develop. I’m not just saying that because they happen to have carried a piece by me on students as consumers (or not). OK, that does have a bearing but there is I think a gap to be filled here. Will be interesting to see if it works out.

League tables podcast (toe in the water time)

University of Nottingham league tables podcast

podcastlogofinalOK, it’s the first one but you’ve got to start somewhere. (Many thanks to Andrew Burden for doing the hard work.)

Suspect this is probably going to be the full extent of cross-media influence though.