Who are the VIPs at your university?
We all like to think we are indispensable. However, this is rarely the case. I sometimes worry the place will grind to a halt when I go on holiday. It does seem though that things often progress just fine when I’m away (for a brief period, anyway). So perhaps I’m not completely indispensable. Which then invites the question are there key individuals within universities without whom things would just fall apart?
Obviously there are groups of people who are fundamental to the operation of the institution, starting with academics who teach and research and including grounds staff, catering teams and those who sort out the timetable and run school offices. But who are the absolutely critical individuals?
Who is the most important person in your university? The Vice-Chancellor? Chief Financial Officer? Registrar? What about the Head of Undergraduate Admissions, the Head of Security or the Dean of the Medical school? You might also think of the Press Officer, Head of Health and Safety or IT Network Manager. Or yourself of course. #univips